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English definition of “seriously”

seriously

adverb (NEEDING ATTENTION)    /ˈsɪə.ri.əs.li/ US  /ˈsɪr.i-/
take sb/sth seriously B2 to consider a person , subject , or situation to be important or dangerous and worth your attention or respect : The police have to take any terrorist threat seriously. You don't take anything seriously, do you? It's all one big joke to you. She's sick of being seen as a sex symbol and wants to be taken seriously as an actress . These young actors take them selves so seriously!Very important or urgent
(Definition of seriously adverb (NEEDING ATTENTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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