- 2With earnest intent; not lightly or superficially: I seriously considered canceling my subscriptionMore example sentences
- I also observe that while not bound to accept a joint submission, the court must seriously consider it and not lightly reject it.
- Be sure you understand the details of cruise cancellation terms, and seriously consider buying travel insurance.
- I seriously consider calling him and cancelling if he is still far away.
- 2.1Really or sincerely (used especially to indicate a response of surprise or shock): do you seriously believe that I would jeopardize my career by such acts?More example sentences
- See, he actually, seriously believed he was a demon hunter and could see demons.
- I do not know of any member in this House - young or old - who honestly seriously believed that.
- Nobody seriously believes that teaching children in batches of 20 or 30 can offer an appropriately individualised education.
- 2.2 [sentence adverb] Used to add sincerity to a statement that is to follow, especially after a facetious exchange of remarks: seriously though, shortcuts rarely workMore example sentences
- Nah, seriously though, the forum really isn't worth the trouble.
- Seriously though I think she has a point.
- No seriously though, now that I noticed it I can't help but wonder why this is.
- 3To a degree that is significant or worrying because of possible danger or risk: the amount of fat you eat can seriously affect your health [as submodifier]: three men are seriously ill in the hospitalMore example sentences
- The successfully treated seriously ill are also affected by these service inadequacies.
- The new hospital will concentrate on very seriously ill children and specialist cases.
- Consumers can become seriously ill if they eat an egg that is not fully cooked and contaminated with salmonella.
- 4 [as submodifier] • informal Very: he was seriously rich I drove to the station in a seriously bad moodMore example sentences
- But coming from someone with mad staring eyes, and who writes like Job in a seriously bad mood, this is all a bit hypocritical.
- The dog tried to do some seriously extreme bouncing.
- I am seriously bummed, though, that she didn't come after all.
take someone/something seriously
- Regard someone or something as important and worthy of attention.More example sentences
- Whatever suggestions they make, it is important you take them seriously.
- As a unionist, he explains, it was important to take Scotland seriously in order to ensure it did not slip away into independence.
- They must gain the confidence of all members of the House, and that is why it is important that the commission takes the matter seriously.