Serious in a sentence as an adjective

The best way to prevent burnout is to follow up a serious failure with doing small things that you know are going to work.

But this is a very serious situation and if left unchecked it may damage the potential for you to do good work for the rest of your life.

We're talking about a guy who in all seriousness has said on many public occasions that people should be paying him to work at Amazon.

Clearly a case like this would be incredibly serious, and if this did happen to you I hope you told us and if you did, we were able to understand and fix immediately.> 2.

Nobody can make any real forward progress until very serious quotas and throttling are put in place in every single service.- monitoring and QA are the same thing.

It also implies a deviousness that will scare investors; if they're willing to screw a friend and risk such a serious dispute, then it's also possible that they'll wander into similar situations in the future.

Why, when these leaders are allowed to lord it over us as they see fit, should they suddenly develop scruples in gathering information that only serves to enhance their power to do what we are already letting them do without so much as a peep of principled opposition?Privacy is in significant peril, and it is a serious loss when Groklaw goes down over this issue.

Serious definitions


concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"


of great consequence; "marriage is a serious matter"


causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

See also: dangerous grave grievous severe life-threatening


appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"

See also: good


completely lacking in playfulness

See also: unplayful sober


requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve; "raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw"