Meaning of “seriousness” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “seriousness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seriousnessnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪr·i·əs·nəs/

the quality or state of being serious or severe in effect :

I don’t think he has any idea of the seriousness of the situation.

(Definition of “seriousness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)