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se·ri·ous

 (sîr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Thoughtful, somber, or grave in manner: He became serious when he was asked about the economy.
2. Not joking or trifling: I was serious when I said I liked your haircut.
3. Deeply interested or involved: a serious golfer.
4. Meriting great concern: a serious illness; a serious mistake.
5. Performed with careful thought: a serious effort to reform tax policy.
6. Pertaining to important rather than trivial matters: a serious discussion.
7. Sincerely meant: mistook a sarcastic comment for a serious question.
8. Intended for sophisticated people: serious music.
9. Informal Of considerable size or scope; substantial: a serious amount of money.

[Middle English, from Old French serieux, from Late Latin sēriōsus, from Latin sērius.]

se′ri·ous·ly adv.
se′ri·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: serious, sober, grave2, solemn, earnest1
These adjectives refer to manner, appearance, disposition, or acts marked by absorption in thought, pressing concerns, or significant work. Serious implies a concern with responsibility and work as opposed to play: serious students of music. Sober emphasizes circumspection and self-restraint: "When ... his sober demeanor gave way at the graveside, it was with the severity of one bereft beyond redemption" (Philip Roth).
Grave suggests the dignity and somberness associated with weighty matters: "a little girl with brownish-blackish hair standing at one of those windows like a grave captain at the prow of a ship" (Stacey D'Erasmo).
Solemn often adds to grave the suggestion of impressiveness: The judge was solemn when issuing the sentence. Earnest implies sincerity and intensity of purpose: We are earnest in our desire to reach an equitable solution.

seriously

(ˈsɪərɪəslɪ)
adv
1. in a serious manner or to a serious degree
2. informal extremely or remarkably: seriously tall.
interj
an exclamation or expression of disbelief, surprise, or dismay
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.seriously - in a serious manner; "talking earnestly with his son"; "she started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce"
2.seriously - to a severe or serious degreeseriously - to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"

seriously

adverb
1. truly, honestly, sincerely, truthfully, no joking (informal), to be serious, in earnest, all joking aside Seriously, though, something must be done about it.
2. really?, well I never!, truthfully?, honestly?, is that so?, go on!, you don't say!, you're kidding!, well I'll be blowed!, knock me down with a feather! `I tried to chat him up at the general store.' He laughed. `Seriously?'
3. gravely, solemnly, earnestly, grimly, soberly, thoughtfully, pensively, sombrely, dourly, meditatively, without smiling, humourlessly, ruminatively They spoke to me very seriously but politely.
4. badly, severely, gravely, critically, acutely, sorely, dangerously, distressingly, grievously Three people were seriously injured in the blast.
5. (Informal) very, really, extremely, particularly, truly, remarkably, unusually, decidedly, exceedingly, excessively, eminently, uncommonly one of the first seriously wealthy rock-star landowners
Translations
بِجدِيَّه، بِخُطورَهجِدِّيّاً
vážně
alvorligt
vakavasti
ozbiljno
alvarlega
深刻に
심각하게
resno
allvarligt
อย่างจริงจัง
ciddî ciddîciddi şekildeciddiyetle
một cách nghiêm trọng

seriously

[ˈsɪərɪəslɪ] ADV
1. (= in earnest) [think, consider] → seriamente; [speak] → seriamente, en serio
yes, but seriouslysí, pero en serio ...
we are seriously considering emigratingestamos considerando seriamente la posibilidad de emigrar
do you seriously expect me to believe that?¿esperas en serio que me lo crea?, ¿de verdad esperas que me lo crea?
seriously?¿en serio?, ¿de verdad?
to take sth/sb seriouslytomar algo/a algn en serio
to take o.s. too seriouslytomarse a sí mismo demasiado en serio
2. (= badly) [damage, affect] → seriamente, gravemente; [injured, wounded] → gravemente
no-one was seriously hurtnadie resultó gravemente herido
he is seriously illestá graveestá gravemente enfermo
the pilot realized that something was seriously wrongel piloto se dio cuenta de que algo iba realmente mal or de que pasaba algo muy grave
3. (= really)
a hotel like the Grand is seriously expensiveun hotel como el Grand es caro de verdad
he's seriously into body-buildingestá metido a tope en el culturismo

seriously

[ˈsɪəriəsli] adv
[speak, think, consider] → sérieusement
to take sth/sb seriously → prendre qch/qn au sérieux
(indicating that sb is sincere)sérieusement
no, but seriously ... → non, mais sérieusement ...
seriously? → sérieusement?
(= badly) [injured, damaged, ill] → sérieusement
Nobody was seriously injured → Personne n'a été sérieusement blessé.
smoking can seriously damage your health → fumer nuit gravement à la santé
(= extremely) [difficult, big] → drôlement
seriously rich → drôlement riche

seriously

adv
(= earnestly)ernst; talk, interested, workernsthaft; (= not jokingly)im Ernst; to take somebody/something seriouslyjdn/etw ernst nehmen; to take oneself too seriouslysich selbst zu wichtig nehmen; do you seriously want to do that?wollen Sie das wirklich or im Ernst tun?; seriously now/though …jetzt mal/aber mal ganz im Ernst; but seriously, …aber jetzt mal im Ernst; seriously?im Ernst?, ernsthaft?; do you mean that seriously?meinen Sie das ernst?, ist das Ihr Ernst?; he offered it quite seriouslyer hat das ernstlich angeboten; a play that deals seriously with the issue of divorceein Stück, das sich auf ernsthafte Weise mit Scheidungsfragen befasst
(= critically) wounded, damaged, ill, floodedschwer; worriedernstlich; deterioratebedenklich; threatenernsthaft; he went seriously wronger hat einen schweren Fehler gemacht; the takeoff went seriously wrongbeim Start ist etwas schlimm danebengegangen; there is something seriously wrong with thatirgendetwas ist damit überhaupt nicht in Ordnung; we are seriously short of waterbei uns herrscht schwerer or schlimmer Wassermangel
(inf: = really) → ehrlich (inf); seriously rich (person) → schwerreich; I was beginning to get seriously annoyedich wurde langsam ernsthaft sauer (inf)

seriously

[ˈsɪərɪəslɪ] adv
a. (in earnest) → seriamente
to take sth/sb seriously → prendere qc/qn sul serio
seriously though ... → scherzi a parte..., sul serio...
b. (wounded) → gravemente; (worried) → seriamente
c. (fam) (extremely) he's seriously richha un casino di soldi

serious

(ˈsiəriəs) adjective
1. grave or solemn. a quiet, serious boy; You're looking very serious.
2. (often with about) in earnest; sincere. Is he serious about wanting to be a doctor?
3. intended to make people think. He reads very serious books.
4. causing worry; dangerous. a serious head injury; The situation is becoming serious.
ˈseriousness noun
ˈseriously adverb
in a serious way; to a serious extent. Is he seriously thinking of being an actor?; She is seriously ill.
take (someone or something) seriously
1. to regard (a person or his statement etc) as in earnest. You mustn't take his jokes/promises seriously.
2. to regard (a matter) as a subject for concern or serious thought. He refuses to take anything seriously.

seriously

جِدِّيّاً vážně alvorligt ernsthaft σοβαρά seriamente vakavasti sérieusement ozbiljno seriamente 深刻に 심각하게 ernstig alvorlig poważnie seriamente серьезно allvarligt อย่างจริงจัง ciddiyetle một cách nghiêm trọng 严重地
References in classic literature ?
Girls," said Meg seriously, looking from the tumbled head beside her to the two little night-capped ones in the room beyond, "Mother wants us to read and love and mind these books, and we must begin at once.
I am always glad to meet a young man who thinks seriously about these things,' said grandfather, land I would never be the one to say you were not in God's care when you were among the soldiers.
It was understood that he had often spoken words of love to Madame Ratignolle, without any thought of being taken seriously.
The manner of the scout was seriously impressive, though no longer distinguished by any signs of unmanly apprehension.
I thought seriously of burning the house--to reach the smell.
Several times, moreover, besides the above instance, her lady-like sensibilities were seriously infringed upon by the familiar, if not rude, tone with which people addressed her.
I took it in good part, at the hands of Providence, that I was thrown into a position so little akin to my past habits; and set myself seriously to gather from it whatever profit was to be had.
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.
But as perhaps fifty of these whale-bone whales are harpooned for one cachalot, some philosophers of the forecastle have concluded that this positive havoc has already very seriously diminished their battalions.
Then he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end.
For this reason I would seriously maintain that all the medical and surgical discoveries that science can make in the future will be of less importance than the application of the knowledge we already possess, when the disinherited of the earth have established their right to a human existence.
The explosion was heard as far as Zermatt; and an hour and a half afterward, many citizens of that town were knocked down and quite seriously injured by descending portions of mule meat, frozen solid.