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Noun: seriousness  seer-ee-us-nus
  1. An earnest and sincere feeling
    - earnestness, sincerity
  2. The quality of arousing fear or distress
    "he learned the seriousness of his illness";
    - distressfulness
  3. The trait of being serious
    "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness";
    - earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity

See also: frivolous, serious

Type of: badness, gravity, severeness, severity, solemness, solemnity, solemnness, trait

Encyclopedia: Seriousness