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Serious vs. Thoughtful

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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.’;

Thoughtfuladjective

Demonstrating thought or careful consideration.

‘Most thoughtful people eventually solve the puzzle.’;

Seriousadjective

Important; weighty; not insignificant

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

Thoughtfuladjective

Demonstrating kindness or consideration for others.

‘Preparing dinner is a thoughtful gesture for a new mother.’;

Seriousadjective

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

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

Thoughtfuladjective

Full of thought; employed in meditation; contemplative; as, a man of thoughtful mind.

‘War, horrid war, your thoughtful walks invades.’;

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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.’;

Thoughtfuladjective

Attentive; careful; exercising the judgment; having the mind directed to an object; as, thoughtful of gain; thoughtful in seeking truth.

Seriousadjective

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

Thoughtfuladjective

Anxious; solicitous; concerned.

‘Around her crowd distrust, and doubt, and fear,And thoughtful foresight, and tormenting care.’;

Seriousadjective

Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.

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

Thoughtfuladjective

having intellectual depth;

‘a deeply thoughtful essay’;

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Seriousadjective

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

Thoughtfuladjective

exhibiting or characterized by careful thought;

‘a thoughtful paper’;

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!’;

Thoughtfuladjective

acting with or showing thought and good sense;

‘a sensible young man’;

Seriousadjective

of great consequence;

‘marriage is a serious matter’;

Thoughtfuladjective

taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention;

‘heedful of the warnings’; ‘so heedful a writer’; ‘heedful of what they were doing’;

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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’;

Thoughtfuladjective

showing consideration and anticipation of needs;

‘it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers’; ‘a neighbor showed thoughtful attention’;

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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