seriousness
1. [ noun ] an earnest and sincere feeling
Synonyms: sincerity earnestness
Related terms: gravity
2. [ noun ] the quality of arousing fear or distress
Synonyms: distressfulness
Examples:

"he learned the seriousness of his illness"

Related terms: badness
3. [ noun ] the trait of being serious
Synonyms: serious-mindedness sincerity earnestness
Examples:

"a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

Related terms: frivolity trait commitedness commitment graveness sedateness serious frivolous
Similar spelling:   serious_music