1 in a serious manner; "talking earnestly with his son"; "she started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce" [syn: earnestly, in earnest]
2 to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill" [syn: badly, severely, gravely]
Serious may refer to:
- "Serious" (Duran Duran song), a single from the album Liberty
- "Serious", a song from Welsh singer Duffy's number-one album "Rockferry"
- "Serious", a song from Gwen Stefani's album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
- Serious (TV series), a BBC children's television show
- Serious (model) and character on Flavor of Love
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