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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 ?
She might make the unfortunate blunder of taking you seriously."
Only I haven't the least idea what I am to do; I wanted to consult you seriously."
Elton actually making violent love to her: availing himself of the precious opportunity, declaring sentiments which must be already well known, hopingfearingadoringready to die if she refused him; but flattering himself that his ardent attachment and unequalled love and unexampled passion could not fail of having some effect, and in short, very much resolved on being seriously accepted as soon as possible.
you will seriously displease me if you do; and I shall leave you immediately, and not come again for months - perhaps years.'
For the first time Reginald Kinsley seemed inclined to discuss the subject seriously. He drew the paper towards him and read the little paragraph, word by word.
On the day when he first saw them together in the light of his present knowledge, it seemed to him that he had not taken the affair seriously enough.
"It is a calculation the converse of the differential," replied Barbicane seriously.
"I think it's affectation to compare the Oder to music, and so do you, but the overhanging warehouses of Stettin take beauty seriously, which we don't, and the average Englishman doesn't, and despises all who do.
Penelope took it quite seriously. My girl's earnestness tickled me.
[Shaking her head.] No, I am talking very seriously. You mustn't laugh, I am quite serious.
The successive changes through which Tragedy passed, and the authors of these changes, are well known, whereas Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously. It was late before the Archon granted a comic chorus to a poet; the performers were till then voluntary.
"In happier times I should have thought this letter very far from being a satisfactory one, and I should have been seriously alarmed by that allusion to a future confidence on her part which will try my love for her as nothing has tried it yet.