The quality or state of being serious: we are aware of the seriousness of the situation she replied with deadly seriousness
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- 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.
in all seriousness
- Very seriously; not as a joke: I ask this question in all seriousnessMore example sentences
- Victory, however, was not, in all seriousness, an option.
- I am, in all seriousness, tired of being a grown up.
- I ask you in all seriousness to reconsider your ruling.