Entry from British & World English dictionary
Excessively serious in character or mood: he struck some as solemn, aloof, and over-serious
More example sentences
- I think I'm the one who keeps veering into over-serious territory.
- I quickly grew tired of these over-serious young men with dubious coloured hair.
- In his writing, though, he was seized by a very English terror of being over-serious.
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