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'serious' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'serious'
1. 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!
2. of great consequence
marriage is a serious matter
3. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
a serious wound
a serious turn of events
4. appealing to the mind
a serious book
5. completely lacking in playfulness
6. requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve
raised serious objections to the proposal
the plan has a serious flaw
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    Who Said that ?
    We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often. - Click here to find out.
    Fact of the day
    For the blockbuster movie "The Terminator," O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously.