overserious


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overserious

(ˌəʊvəˈsɪərɪəs)
adj
excessively serious
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Adj.1.overserious - excessively serious
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
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As Hanson's work suddenly shifted from wallpaper-like background to isolated mural, we became aware of the very different figure/ground relationship at work in the rest of the installation, in which we--colorless, overserious art viewers--were the slow-moving figures almost vanishing against Hanson's deliriously high-energy, pulsating ground.
He seems to have been an overserious child; he suffered a six-month-long illness following a severe beating for a fault he did not commit, and reported, "Left to myself my thoughts dwelt much upon eternity; and the reading of the Bible and devotional books became my delight.
That smooth, polished style is the perfect vehicle for the narration of their overserious yet faltering efforts to revolutionize Cuban literature.