Definition of 'serious'
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To face serious illness when your relationship is barely a year old? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your new partner looks serious but has a gift for making you laugh. The Sun (2010)This is a profoundly serious business in cricketing terms. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Until they spend serious money on serious players they will not be serious contenders. The Sun (2013)Nineteen others fade before they have done serious damage. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)Training was a serious matter for him. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)My advice is to show you are serious and thoughtful about your subject. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was a simply dreadful advertisement for serious contemporary music. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The issues are serious and we should have presented them in a serious and transparent way. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The team for the next game obviously needs serious consideration. The Sun (2008)Has he really gone all serious on us? Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are also more likely to fear getting a serious illness. The Sun (2010)To my eye he looked a very serious horse that day. The Sun (2008)The company is a reminder that serious businesses are now being built online. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Those who make serious money almost always buy a country house with a park of mature trees. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Both brothers allege that serious damage was inflicted on their reputations and businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This was wrong and is a matter of serious regret. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is much more serious and thoughtful than that. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The solar storm caused serious problems. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'serious'
British English: serious /ˈsɪərɪəs/ ADJECTIVE
Serious problems or situations are very bad and cause people to be worried or afraid.
Crime is an increasingly serious problem in this area.
- American English: serious
- Arabic: جِدِّيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sério
- Chinese: 严重的
- Croatian: ozbiljan
- Czech: vážný
- Danish: alvorlig
- Dutch: serieus
- European Spanish: serio
- Finnish: vakava
- French: sérieux
- German: ernst
- Greek: σοβαρός
- Italian: serio
- Japanese: 深刻な
- Korean: 심각한
- Norwegian: alvorlig
- Polish: poważny
- European Portuguese: sério
- Romanian: serios
- Russian: серьезный
- Spanish: serio
- Swedish: allvarlig
- Thai: ร้ายแรง
- Turkish: ciddi
- Ukrainian: серйозний
- Vietnamese: nghiêm trọng
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