The press was quick to downplay the significance and even the seriousness of Blair's donation.
The amount suggests their understanding of the seriousness of their predicament.
In contrast to the seriousness and heavy-handedness of late-era Idol, X Factor feels positively effervescent.
Their level of execution and seriousness rivals any great food city in the world.
DeMint made a bet on the strength and seriousness of the Tea Party movement, and the bet has paid off.
And seriousness struck its roots deep into her mind and heart.
"It were hard to say," replied Mr. Raymount with some seriousness.
It helped us to forget the seriousness of our plight and to amuse those who watched from the boat.
Dick went on speaking with a seriousness suited to the magnitude of his interests.
Something in the seriousness of his manner drew a quick look of apprehension over the other's face.
mid-15c., "expressing earnest purpose or thought" (of persons), from Middle French sérieux "grave, earnest" (14c.), from Late Latin seriosus, from Latin serius "weighty, important, grave," probably from a PIE root *swer- (4) "heavy" (cf. Lithuanian sveriu "to weigh, lift," svarus "heavy;" Old English swære "heavy," German schwer "heavy," Gothic swers "honored, esteemed," literally "weighty"). As opposite of jesting, from 1712; as opposite of light (of music, theater, etc.), from 1762. Meaning "attended with danger" is from 1800.
serious se·ri·ous (sēr'ē-əs)
Being of such import as to cause anxiety, as of a physical condition.