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Noun1.serious-mindedness - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
commitment, committedness - the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"
graveness, gravity, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness - a manner that is serious and solemn
sedateness, solemness, solemnity, staidness - a trait of dignified seriousness
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USA Today said: "Sting approaches Jackie with the same graciousness and serious-mindedness he brought to the music and lyrics," while trade magazine Variety gushed: "In his bigger-than-life persona, Sting embodies an otherworldly quality that allows this ship to sail beyond all human limits.
When world leaders who have their fingers on various atomic buttons gather for toplevel talks, smart suits and ties convey a serious-mindedness that I hope will be reflected in their discussions.
Interestingly, although the exhibitions displayed widely differing iconographies, represented the work of the artists with widely contrasting religious outlooks, and made very disparate credal statements, each of the three blockbuster audiences seemed to perambulate the galleries with a serious-mindedness that sometimes appeared to border on the devotional.