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Dignified vs. Serious

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Dignifiedadjective

Having an attitude or bearing that connotes respectability and poise.

Seriousadjective

Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition

‘It was a surprise to see the captain, who had always seemed so serious, laugh so heartily.’;

Dignifiedverb

simple past tense and past participle of dignify

Seriousadjective

Important; weighty; not insignificant

‘This is a serious problem. We'll need our best experts.’;

Dignifiedadjective

Marked with dignity; stately; as, a dignified judge.

Seriousadjective

Really intending what is said; in earnest; not jocular or deceiving

‘After all these years, we're finally getting serious attention.’;

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Dignifiedadjective

having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance;

‘her dignified demeanor’; ‘the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman’;

Seriousadjective

Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.

‘He is always serious, yet there is about his manner a graceful ease.’;

Dignifiedadjective

having or showing self-esteem

Seriousadjective

Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.

Seriousadjective

Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.

‘The holy Scriptures bring to our ears the most serious things in the world.’;

Seriousadjective

Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.

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Seriousadjective

concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities;

‘a serious student of history’; ‘a serious attempt to learn to ski’; ‘gave me a serious look’; ‘a serious young man’; ‘are you serious or joking?’; ‘Don't be so serious!’;

Seriousadjective

of great consequence;

‘marriage is a serious matter’;

Seriousadjective

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;

‘a dangerous operation’; ‘a grave situation’; ‘a grave illness’; ‘grievous bodily harm’; ‘a serious wound’; ‘a serious turn of events’; ‘a severe case of pneumonia’; ‘a life-threatening disease’;

Seriousadjective

appealing to the mind;

‘good music’; ‘a serious book’;

Seriousadjective

completely lacking in playfulness

Seriousadjective

requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve;

‘raised serious objections to the proposal’; ‘the plan has a serious flaw’;

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