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seriousness

noun [U] uk   /ˈsɪə.ri.əs.nəs/  us   /ˈsɪr.i-/

seriousness noun [U] (BAD)

the state of being very bad or severe: I don't think he has any notion of the seriousness of the situation.

seriousness noun [U] (NOT JOKING)

the state of being serious, rather than intending to be funny: In all seriousness (= completely seriously) now - joking aside - I do think there's a problem here that we need to get sorted.
Translations of “seriousness”
in Korean 심각함, 진지함…
in Arabic جٍدّية…
in Portuguese seriedade…
in Catalan gravetat, serietat…
in Japanese 深刻さ, 真剣さ, まじめさ…
in Italian gravità, serietà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壞的, 嚴重, 惡劣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坏的, 严重, 恶劣…
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