So far, Stone and Kuznick have been treated with seriousness by the mainstream media.
In contrast to the seriousness and heavy-handedness of late-era Idol, X Factor feels positively effervescent.
The fact that it took a whole five minutes for them to do so is a good measure of its seriousness.
DeMint made a bet on the strength and seriousness of the Tea Party movement, and the bet has paid off.
I understand the seriousness of purpose behind this enterprise.
And seriousness struck its roots deep into her mind and heart.
There could be no mistaking the seriousness with which Bivens spoke.
It helped us to forget the seriousness of our plight and to amuse those who watched from the boat.
His face deepened to a seriousness that was almost compassionate.
Something in the seriousness of his manner drew a quick look of apprehension over the other's face.
mid-15c., "expressing earnest purpose or thought" (of persons), from Middle French sérieux "grave, earnest" (14c.), from Late Latin seriosus, from Latin serius "weighty, important, grave," probably from a PIE root *swer- (4) "heavy" (cf. Lithuanian sveriu "to weigh, lift," svarus "heavy;" Old English swære "heavy," German schwer "heavy," Gothic swers "honored, esteemed," literally "weighty"). As opposite of jesting, from 1712; as opposite of light (of music, theater, etc.), from 1762. Meaning "attended with danger" is from 1800.
serious se·ri·ous (sēr'ē-əs)
Being of such import as to cause anxiety, as of a physical condition.