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Definition of non-serious in English:


1Not significant or dangerous; slight: patients with non-serious conditions disputes of a non-serious nature
More example sentences
  • The suspect was taken into custody but was moved to Tallaght Hospital yesterday morning, where he was treated for non-serious injuries.
  • Careless driving itself is such a non-serious offence that it cannot result in a prison sentence of any length.
  • It would not be too difficult to draw up a list of prisoners found guilty of certain categories of non-serious, non-violent, non-sexual offences.
1.1Not requiring or meriting deep reflection; light or humorous: she made fun, non-serious movies
More example sentences
  • I'm simply not in the mood for serious work or even non-serious work.
  • Publishers are not against the genre of non-serious fiction per se.
  • Of course, for participation in non-serious discussions, there's a different set of requirements.
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