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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.
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    The sap of a banana plant leaves serious stains on hands and clothes that is extremely hard to remove.