Meaning of SERIOUS in English

SERIOUS

adj.

1 bad/dangerous

VERBS

▪ be , look , seem , sound

▪ become , get

By this time the riots were getting ~.

▪ remain

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ particularly , really , terribly

These are terribly ~ allegations.

▪ potentially

PREPOSITION

▪ for

This situation could be very ~ for her.

PHRASES

▪ nothing ~

‘Bob's sick.’ ‘Oh, I hope it's nothing ~.’

▪ ~ enough to warrant sth

The crime is considered ~ enough to warrant a jail term.

2 not joking

VERBS

▪ be , look , sound

Come on, be ~!

▪ become , grow , turn

He became ~ all of a sudden.

▪ remain , stay

Please try to stay ~!

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ absolutely , completely , entirely , perfectly , quite , totally

▪ deadly , terribly

Joe is deadly ~ in his beliefs.

PREPOSITION

▪ about

Are you ~ about resigning?

Serious is used with these nouns: ↑ accident , ↑ accusation , ↑ actor, actress , ↑ ailment , ↑ allegation , ↑ allergy , ↑ alternative , ↑ analysis , ↑ answer , ↑ artist , ↑ assault , ↑ attack , ↑ attempt , ↑ attention , ↑ attitude , ↑ bid , ↑ blow , ↑ blunder , ↑ bout , ↑ boyfriend , ↑ breach , ↑ breakdown , ↑ burn , ↑ business , ↑ case , ↑ casualty , ↑ challenge , ↑ challenger , ↑ charge , ↑ clash , ↑ collector , ↑ collision , ↑ commitment , ↑ competition , ↑ competitor , ↑ complaint , ↑ complication , ↑ concern , ↑ concussion , ↑ condition , ↑ conflict , ↑ confrontation , ↑ congestion , ↑ consequence , ↑ consideration , ↑ contamination , ↑ contemplation , ↑ contender , ↑ conversation , ↑ corruption , ↑ crack , ↑ crash , ↑ crime , ↑ criminal , ↑ crisis , ↑ criticism , ↑ damage , ↑ danger , ↑ debate , ↑ debt , ↑ decline , ↑ defeat , ↑ defect , ↑ deficiency , ↑ deficit , ↑ delay , ↑ dent , ↑ depression , ↑ deterioration , ↑ dialogue , ↑ difference , ↑ difficulty , ↑ dilemma , ↑ disability , ↑ disadvantage , ↑ disagreement , ↑ disappointment , ↑ discrepancy , ↑ discussion , ↑ disease , ↑ disorder , ↑ dispute , ↑ disruption , ↑ dissent , ↑ distortion , ↑ disturbance , ↑ doubt , ↑ downturn , ↑ drain , ↑ drawback , ↑ effect , ↑ effort , ↑ embarrassment , ↑ emergency , ↑ engagement , ↑ enquiry , ↑ erosion , ↑ error , ↑ escalation , ↑ expression , ↑ face , ↑ failing , ↑ failure , ↑ fashion , ↑ fault , ↑ felony , ↑ fiction , ↑ fighting , ↑ fire , ↑ flaw , ↑ foul play , ↑ fraud , ↑ gap , ↑ girlfriend , ↑ handicap , ↑ harm , ↑ hazard , ↑ heart attack , ↑ hindrance , ↑ historian , ↑ illness , ↑ imbalance , ↑ impact , ↑ impediment , ↑ implication , ↑ incident , ↑ inconsistency , ↑ inconvenience , ↑ indigestion , ↑ indiscretion , ↑ infection , ↑ infringement , ↑ injury , ↑ interest , ↑ irregularity , ↑ issue , ↑ lack , ↑ lapse , ↑ leak , ↑ limitation , ↑ look , ↑ loss , ↑ matter , ↑ menace , ↑ message , ↑ miscalculation , ↑ misconduct , ↑ misgivings , ↑ mishap , ↑ mistake , ↑ misunderstanding , ↑ misuse , ↑ mood , ↑ move , ↑ music , ↑ musician , ↑ need , ↑ neglect , ↑ negotiation , ↑ note , ↑ objection , ↑ obstacle , ↑ offence , ↑ omission , ↑ opposition , ↑ outbreak , ↑ overtone , ↑ peril , ↑ pest , ↑ possibility , ↑ prejudice , ↑ problem , ↑ quarrel , ↑ question , ↑ reading , ↑ recession , ↑ reflection , ↑ relationship , ↑ repercussion , ↑ reservation , ↑ resistance , ↑ responsibility , ↑ rethink , ↑ reverse , ↑ revolt , ↑ rift , ↑ riot , ↑ risk , ↑ rival , ↑ row , ↑ scientist , ↑ scrutiny , ↑ setback , ↑ shopper , ↑ shopping , ↑ shortage , ↑ shortcoming , ↑ side effect , ↑ situation , ↑ split , ↑ strait , ↑ stroke , ↑ study , ↑ subject , ↑ symptom , ↑ talk , ↑ test , ↑ thinker , ↑ thinking , ↑ thought , ↑ threat , ↑ tone , ↑ training , ↑ trouble , ↑ underestimate , ↑ undertaking , ↑ unrest , ↑ violation , ↑ violence , ↑ voice , ↑ weakness , ↑ worry , ↑ wound , ↑ writer

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