serious-minded


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se′rious-mind′ed



adj.
characterized by seriousness of intention, purpose, thought, etc.; earnest.
[1835–45]
se′rious-mind′ed•ly, adv.
se′rious-mind′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.serious-minded - acting with or showing thought and good sense; "a sensible young man"
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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serious-minded

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He was cold and precise in his manner, a bloodless man, without passion; but he had a curious vein of frivolity which disconcerted the serious-minded among whom his instincts naturally threw him.
Practical and serious-minded solutions to America's current, disastrous state of affairs (including an unprecedented explosion of "fake news", or lies disguised as news stories on the internet) are discussed at length.
Speaking also, the chairman, committee for the anniversary, Elite Abiodun Fagboye, said that the assertion that serious-minded dreamers need the vision of an eagle, the agility of a cheetah, the determination of a bull and the patience of vulture can yield a good dividend has been ascertained.
Studiously philosophical, yet penned with sufficient candor to be thoroughly accessible to lay readers, The American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence is thought-provoking, serious-minded, and highly recommended.
Writer Mitch Glazer said he was inspired to write a comedy for Bill Murray after the actor's recent string of serious-minded projects.
Andy, as ever, just can't seem to help being himself - feckless, hapless and immature - which, as ever, contrasts nicely with the serious-minded Errol.
Not that he's always serious-minded - after all, he also took part in the reality show Splash
So gorgeous George Clooney is off the market, hooked by a woman who we're told is a serious-minded human rights lawyer.
It's actually a joke book of sorts, written to remind Muslims that even serious-minded people need a laugh once in a while.
But he knows that he has to become more serious-minded," he added.
In front of an estimated 20,000-strong crowd, the more serious-minded aviators vied for a pounds 30,000 jackpot on offer to the contestant able to fly the furthest over 100 metres.