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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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The black-and-white photos in the paperback suggest its serious-mindedness. Bolin and Blandy offer cases-in-point, projects, and art education approaches that work.
The declarative nature of the baroque didn't disappear, but changed until it re-emerged in the last decades of the century in the serious-mindedness of neoclassicism.
Greystoke , in 1984, was the most conspicuous attempt to inject some serious-mindedness into the mix, but Greystoke was widely mocked and flopped at the box-office (admittedly it was nowhere near as much fun as Tarzan and His Mate , with its skinny-dipping Jane, from 50 years earlier).