The quality or state of being serious: we are aware of the seriousness of the situation she replied with deadly seriousness
More example sentences
- Calls are supposed to be dealt with by nurses who assess the seriousness of cases before advising callers what to do.
- At first the idea seems cold and distant, perhaps robbing death of its seriousness.
- This action marks the change to a new seriousness on both sides of the struggle.