serious-minded

[ seer-ee-uh s-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈsɪər i əsˈmaɪn dɪd /

adjective

characterized by seriousness of intention, purpose, thought, etc.; earnest.

Origin of serious-minded

First recorded in 1835–45
Related formsse·ri·ous-mind·ed·ly, adverbse·ri·ous-mind·ed·ness, noun
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