serious-mindedness
noun see serious-minded

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  • serious-mindedness — serious minded·ness …   English syllables

  • serious-mindedness — noun the trait of being serious a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness Robert Rice • Syn: ↑seriousness, ↑earnestness, ↑sincerity • Ant: ↑frivolity (for: ↑seriousn …   Useful english dictionary

  • serious-minded — serious mindedly, adv. serious mindedness, n. /sear ee euhs muyn did/, adj. characterized by seriousness of intention, purpose, thought, etc.; earnest. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • serious-minded — adjective acting with or showing thought and good sense a sensible young man • Syn: ↑thoughtful • Similar to: ↑serious • Derivationally related forms: ↑serious mindedness, ↑thoughtfulness …   Useful english dictionary

  • serious-minded — adjective Date: 1845 having a serious disposition or trend of thought • serious mindedly adverb • serious mindedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Absent-mindedness — can refer to three very different things: # a low level of attention ( blanking or “zoning out”); # intense attention to a single object of focus (hyperfocus) that makes us oblivious to events around us; or # unwarranted distraction of attention… …   Wikipedia

  • seriousness — noun 1. an earnest and sincere feeling (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑earnestness, ↑sincerity • Derivationally related forms: ↑sincere (for: ↑sincerity), ↑earnest …   Useful english dictionary

  • earnestness — noun 1. an earnest and sincere feeling (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑seriousness, ↑sincerity • Derivationally related forms: ↑sincere (for: ↑sincerity), ↑earnest …   Useful english dictionary

  • sincerity — noun 1. an earnest and sincere feeling (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑earnestness, ↑seriousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sincere, ↑earnest (for: ↑earnestness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • seriousness — [n1] humorlessness calmness, coolness, earnest, earnestness, gravity, intentness, sedateness, serious mindedness, sincerity, sober mindedness, sobriety, solemnity, staidness, sternness, thoughtfulness; concepts 410,657 Ant. funniness, humor,… …   New thesaurus

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