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serious-minded

[seer-ee-uh s-mahyn-did] /ˈsɪər i əsˈmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
characterized by seriousness of intention, purpose, thought, etc.; earnest.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
Related forms
serious-mindedly, adverb
serious-mindedness, noun
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  • It is certainly easy to poke fun at serious-minded and well-meaning attempts at dialogues that miscarry.
  • It may also be benefiting from the growing popularity of serious-minded leisure pursuits of many kinds.

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