Origin of serious
Examples from the Web for unserious
“Benghazi was the definition of an intelligence failure,” Paul begins, dismissing the entire committee report as unserious.
But upon the appointment of Klein to that role, he criticized the choice as “political” and unserious.
The Texas Republican practically bilked his donors by running the most unserious campaign in recent American history.Good Riddance to Steve Stockman, the Grifter Congressman Who Ran for Senate|Ben Jacobs|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The inmates of FX consider Viva to be effete, soft and unserious.
It does, however, stand as one more sign of how unserious Congress has become about governing.Washington’s Silly Plan to Create a National Nurse|Michelle Cottle|February 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Still, we were both born as we are, and I've just as much right to be unserious as you have to be serious.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
A lot of the girls have been sick a little with colds and small and unserious diseases in the past year.Mary Cary|Kate Langley Bosher
His own father was an unscrupulous, unserious man, that was true, but at any rate he had given his son a human chance.The Sins of the Children|Cosmo Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for unserious
Word Origin for serious
Word Origin and History for unserious
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.