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serious-minded

se·ri·ous-mind·ed
S s

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [seer-ee-uh s mahyn-did]
    • /ˈsɪər i əs ˈmaɪn dɪd/
    • /ˈsɪəriəs maɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seer-ee-uh s mahyn-did]
    • /ˈsɪər i əs ˈmaɪn dɪd/

Definitions of serious-minded word

  • adjective serious-minded characterized by seriousness of intention, purpose, thought, etc.; earnest. 1
  • adjective serious-minded of, having, or showing earnestness or seriousness of purpose, method, etc.; not frivolous, jocular, etc. 0

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Origin of serious-minded

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45

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Parts of speech for Serious-minded

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

serious-minded popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for serious-minded

noun serious-minded

  • earnestness — serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: an earnest worker.
  • intentness — firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed, as the eyes or mind: an intent gaze.
  • earnest — serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: an earnest worker.
  • humorlessness — The state, quality, or condition of lacking humor.

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