serious-minded
adjective Date: 1845 having a serious disposition or trend of thought • serious-mindedly adverbserious-mindedness noun

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  • serious-minded — serious minded; serious minded·ly; serious minded·ness; …   English syllables

  • serious-minded — [sir′ē əsmīn΄did] adj. of, having, or showing earnestness or seriousness of purpose, method, etc.; not frivolous, jocular, etc …   English World 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 solemn …   Wiktionary

  • serious-minded — staid, solemn, having a grave nature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • serious-minded — se′rious mind′ed adj. characterized by seriousness of intention, purpose, thought, etc.; earnest • Etymology: 1835–45 se′rious mind′ed•ly, adv. se′rious mind′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • serious-minded — /sɪəriəs ˈmaɪndəd/ (say searreeuhs muynduhd) adjective 1. inclined to consider the important or far reaching implications of any new information. 2. not disposed to enjoy trifling or amusing information …   Australian English dictionary

  • serious-mindedly — serious minded·ly …   English syllables

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

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