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  • 41serious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. grave, momentous, solemn; earnest, resolute; important, weighty; alarming, critical. See importance. Ant., lightweight, insignificant. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Involving danger] Syn. grave, severe …

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  • 42sober — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. grave, quiet, sedate, staid, serious; abstemious; drab, plain, severe, unadorned; calm, moderate; thoughtful; subdued; inconspicuous; demure; earnest; solemn, somber. See moderation, inexcitability …

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  • 43staid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. demure, serious, sedate, settled, inexcitable, sober. See inexcitability, moderation.Ant., lively. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sober, grave, steady; see dignified . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

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  • 44tranquilize — verb 1. make calm or still quiet the dragons of worry and fear • Syn: ↑calm, ↑calm down, ↑quiet, ↑tranquillize, ↑tranquillise, ↑quieten, ↑lull, ↑still …

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  • 45tranquillise — verb 1. make calm or still quiet the dragons of worry and fear • Syn: ↑calm, ↑calm down, ↑quiet, ↑tranquilize, ↑tranquillize, ↑quieten, ↑lull, ↑still …

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  • 46serious — adjective Etymology: Middle English seryows, from Anglo French or Late Latin; Anglo French serious, from Late Latin seriosus, alteration of Latin serius weighty, serious; probably akin to Old English swǣr heavy, sad Date: 15th century 1.… …

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  • 47calm — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. placid, serene, unruffled, cool, composed, undisturbed; phlegmatic, sedate; tranquil, still, motionless, halcyon; peaceful, pacific. v. t. still, pacify. See repose, pacification, dissuasion,… …

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  • 48grave — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sepulcher, tomb, mausoleum; death.See interment. adj. important, weighty, serious; sedate, dignified; momentous, solemn; dull, somber. See dejection, importance, inexcitability. II (Roget s IV) modif …

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  • 49se|date´ness — se|date1 «sih DAYT», adjective. quiet, calm, and composed; serious; undisturbed by passion or excitement: »She is very sedate for a child and would rather read and sew than play. One of those calm, quiet, sedate natures, to whom the temptations… …

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  • 50se|date´ly — se|date1 «sih DAYT», adjective. quiet, calm, and composed; serious; undisturbed by passion or excitement: »She is very sedate for a child and would rather read and sew than play. One of those calm, quiet, sedate natures, to whom the temptations… …

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  • 51se|date — se|date1 «sih DAYT», adjective. quiet, calm, and composed; serious; undisturbed by passion or excitement: »She is very sedate for a child and would rather read and sew than play. One of those calm, quiet, sedate natures, to whom the temptations… …

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  • 52Composed — Com*posed , a. Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self possessed. [1913 Webster] The Mantuan there in sober triumph sate, Composed his posture, and his look sedate. Pope. {Com*pos ed*ly}, adv. {Com*pos ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 53Composedly — Composed Com*posed , a. Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self possessed. [1913 Webster] The Mantuan there in sober triumph sate, Composed his posture, and his look sedate. Pope. {Com*pos ed*ly}, adv. {Com*pos ed*ness}, n. [1913 …

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  • 54Composedness — Composed Com*posed , a. Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self possessed. [1913 Webster] The Mantuan there in sober triumph sate, Composed his posture, and his look sedate. Pope. {Com*pos ed*ly}, adv. {Com*pos ed*ness}, n. [1913 …

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  • 55Grave — Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman. [1913… …

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  • 56Grave accent — Grave Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman.… …

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  • 57Graver — Grave Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman.… …

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  • 58Gravest — Grave Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman.… …

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  • 59Sober — Sober, a. [Compar. {Soberer}; superl. {Soberest}.] [OE. sobre, F. sobre, from L. sobrius, probably from a prefix so expressing separation + ebrius drunken. Cf. {Ebriety}.] 1. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a …

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  • 60Soberer — Sober Sober, a. [Compar. {Soberer}; superl. {Soberest}.] [OE. sobre, F. sobre, from L. sobrius, probably from a prefix so expressing separation + ebrius drunken. Cf. {Ebriety}.] 1. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; …

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