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serious in English:

1. funny

It's so funny!
John is funny. - Funny strange or funny ha-ha?
It’s funny how you remember the words of songs, even ones you don’t really like.
It's funny how German can take a verb, cut it in half, and spread it over a five-clause sentence.
Sentences bring context to the words. Sentences have personalities. They can be funny, smart, silly, insightful, touching, hurtful.
It was a pleasure to spend the evening with a smart, funny and beautiful girl like you.
Dying is nothing. So start with living, it's less funny and it lasts longer.
She said, "It's not funny! How would you like it if someone did that to you - what would you do?"
Whether we find a joke funny or not largely depends on where we have been brought up.
Funny, said the old woman as she granted his wish and disappeared forever. "That was your first wish."
Germans have no sense of humor? I don't find that funny.
The joke about the chicken crossing the road to get to the other side is an example of "anti-humor": meant to be funny because, on the surface, it is not.
People cling on to life more than anything - a funny idea, given all the beautiful things that exist in the world.
On the way out I said to my waitress, "Be careful, Sue. There's something funny about the glasses you gave me - they're filled in on the top, and there's a hole on the bottom!"
The brave sentry thinks it's funny that most Spanish 3rd-person-sentences have six possible ways of being translated to German.

2. serious

Get serious.
A new study suggests that hospital records for patients older than 65 are often incorrect, which may lead to serious treatment errors.
I have often observed how little young ladies are interested by books of a serious stamp, though written solely for their benefit. It amazes me, I confess; for, certainly, there can be nothing so advantageous to them as instruction.
Just one look at the amusing dispenser, colorful animal tiles, two-sided bingo cards, and transparent monkey chips and you know you're in for some serious fun.
The current rate is about one airplane crash every two weeks, measuring all serious accidents to all types of transport jets.
Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Managing your stocks with Big Wisdom shows that you are serious about investing!
I know, said Al-Sayib, getting a new bottle of Fanta. "This is serious business. So why'd you call?"
Gestural language had, however, serious limitations, since it could not be used in the dark or at distance.
The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
My companions were watching me in silence and, unlike other times when my wonder had made them laugh, they remained serious.
Hey, we're trying to have a serious discussion here so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't butt in so irresponsibly.
It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.
How can one be serious with the world when the world itself is so ridiculous!
You're not a serious mathematician unless you crumple up a piece of paper in frustration every twenty minutes, look off into space, and appear to be questioning your very existence.

English word "serious"(serious) occurs in sets:

Vocabulary 06
Vocabulary 6

3. seriousness

I realize the seriousness of this moment.
Despite the seriousness of his illness, Mr Robinson is in good spirits.
Bob Johnson tried to make people realize the seriousness of the situation in Africa.

4. solemn

All at once, the Buddhist priest burst into laughter, spoiling the solemn atmosphere.
Everyone looked very solemn.
solemn music
They watched the solemn ceremony in the church with awe.
Roy looked solemn as I told him the story.
The priest pretends to be solemn in public.
During the solemn ceremony
Singing the Polish anthem was very solemn.
She had a solemn expression on her face, as before
His solemn expression accompanies a quiet wit and a sardonic sense of humor.
The solemn funeral procession made its way down the street.
This is a solemn occasion so you should dress elegant.
A slow procession was advancing with solemn step.
We will give big, solemn dinner in honour of the president.
It is so easy to be solemn; it is so hard to be frivolous.

English word "serious"(solemn) occurs in sets:

new opportunities - intermediate

5. grave

He has some grave defects, but I think he is a great scholar all the same.
If he keeps drifting aimlessly, his late father will turn over in his grave.
grave concern
With 19 cases of death forming over 20% of the whole, the grave reality of overwork-deaths has been thrown into relief.
She expressed grave concern over the level of the service.
Happy him who with ease can steer, from grave to gay, from lively to severe.
In Ankara, I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security.
They say that on Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus's ghost rises up from its grave and flies around the world, punishing the bad boys and girls who don't believe in Christopher Columbus.
He was a tall, heavy-looking young man of five-and-twenty. His air was grave and stately, and his manners were very formal.
My old English teacher is certainly rolling in her grave right now.
No,” said Mr. Weasley, looking extremely grave.
threatening a grave diplomatic incident, et cetera.
i have grave doubts that he'll ever become a doctor
world financial system was at grave risk of a financial crisis
With a shortage of midwives added to that of obstetricians it has become clear all over again that our country's obstetric care is in an extremely grave situation.

6. characterized by careful consideration

English word "serious"(characterized by careful consideration) occurs in sets:

Most common adjectives 54 - 108

7. austerity

You're too young to remember, but that was the time of austerity.
Because of the austerity program, several teachers lost their jobs.
Greeks would be hit by yet more austerity to foot the bill for saving their country from economic collapse,
As always at times of austerity, cuts were made... the elegant austerity of these surroundings.
The fiscal austerity may lead to an overkill of the economy.
What? A little soup and celery is all I get? I'm not a Zen monk. I can't survive on an austerity diet like this.
The austerity measures that many city governments have implemented are hugely unpopular.

8. entirely serious

English word "serious"(entirely serious) occurs in sets:

Kolokacje / Collocations - common adverb + adjecti...

9. sober

Were you sober at that time?
I went for a walk to try to sober up.
He drinks a lot but always seems sober.
Regardless of how much he drank, he seems as sober as ever.
You'd better sober up before the boss gets back.
soberly, soberness
He had been sober for almost a year, but he gave in to temptation around New Year's Day.
The report gives a sober assessment of the current state of science education in the US.
Rather than light-hearted and cheerful men, I'm attracted to sober men with a bit of a dark side to them.
I find it hard to remain sober on New Year's Eve.
That coffee sobered him up
I've had only one glass of wine so I'm completely sober.
(ADJECTIVE) Call me when you're sober.
In fact the whole wedding was a sober affair - no dancing, just people standing around in groups chatting politely. Anthony was in a very sober mood - I scarcely heard him laugh all night.
The first thing that came to my attention was the large sofa. It was covered in sober coloured leather, the seat and the back both looked wide and comfortable.

10. about

Think about it.
Something you should know about me is that I spend a lot of time reading.
Tom asked Mary to see about getting front row seats at the Lady Gaga concert.
Didn't you know that he passed away about two years ago?
How far is it from here to your school? "It's about ten minute's walk."
Sooner or later, every parent has to have a talk with their children about the birds and the bees.
I asked many people about the store, but no one had heard of it.
Complaining about something is one way to adapt yourself to a new environment.
Even when she thought about something else, ideas of death returned to her mind.
He wasn't about to pass up that once-in-a-lifetime chance.
Prime numbers are like life; they are completely logical, but impossible to find the rules for, even if you spend all your time thinking about it.
We argued with each other about the best place for a holiday.
A mysterious legend has been handed down about this lake.
Sorry, but it all came about so suddenly that I haven't got a handle on the situation yet.

English word "serious"(about) occurs in sets:

Adjectives + prepositions

11. seriously

It's not that I seriously like him. I just find him very attractive.
Oh, sure, I studied English in my school days. But it wasn't until two or three years ago that I really started taking it seriously.
Spenser's sarcastic and joking remarks are often misinterpreted as signs of ambivalence and often taken too seriously.
Seriously though, episode 21 made me almost cry while laughing.
Oh! Seriously?
You can't seriously expect that they won't recognize you in that disguise. That lopsided, dime store moustache is a dead giveaway!
The shirt she apparently seriously thought suited me I turned down and decided to accept a light blue polo shirt.
So, players were often seriously injured and sometimes even killed in these rough games.
You're not seriously expecting me to believe that? Smoking can seriously damage your health.
Of course he thought it was a joke and let it slide with a "hm?" but he was seriously annoyed. I mean, just don't say things like that even as a joke!
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
Because the new trainee did things sluggishly, he was told that he'd be fired if he didn't start taking his job seriously.
The new trendy way to drink vodka is to pour it directly into your eye socket. However, doing so could seriously damage your vision.
The town water supply was seriously obstructed by heavy rainfalls.
He has a great storehouse of knowledge about historical details but I seriously doubt that's of any use in life.

English word "serious"(seriously) occurs in sets:

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