seriousness

seriousness
serious ADJECTIVE 1) demanding or characterized by careful consideration or application. 2) solemn or thoughtful. 3) sincere and in earnest, rather than joking or half-hearted. 4) significant or worrying in terms of danger or risk: serious injury. 5) informal substantial in terms of size, number, or quality: serious money.
DERIVATIVES seriousness noun.
ORIGIN Latin serius 'earnest, serious' .

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