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seriousness

[ seer-ee-uhs-nis ]
/ ˈsɪər i əs nɪs /
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noun
earnest or sincere character or attitude:The proposal was talked about, but I can't say with how much seriousness it was discussed.
solemn or somber character or attitude:Is that why your face is so grim—you're fighting to maintain seriousness and not laugh at the speaker’s name?
the quality of showing or requiring deep thought or concentration:The two chefs approach their gourmet cuisine with the pensive seriousness others might bring to a difficult math problem.
the quality of being important or weighty, or of giving cause for concern:We need educational tools that convey the seriousness of copyright infringement, as well as its consequences and penalties.
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