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.
Almquist looked like a chronically childish adult; Hussey looked like an overserious child who liked to dress up and play at being grown up." They found funding for their startup with remarkable ease, after only a few presentations before Seattle's venture capital community.
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." [8] He might never have gone beyond elementary schooling, but as the result of a chance encounter by his sister, he was sent to the Osterbergschule in Tubingen, where he received an education that prepared him for university.