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English definition of “serious”


adjective (BAD)    /ˈsɪə.ri.əs/ US  /ˈsɪr.i-/
B1 severe in effect ; bad : a serious illness There were no reports of serious injuries . The new tax regulations have landed some of the smaller companies in serious trouble . Drugs have become a serious problem in a lot of schools . This is a very serious offence . He's been taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable .Serious and severeSevere [after noun] mainly Indian English very ill
(Definition of serious adjective (BAD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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