characterized by seriousness of intention, purpose, thought, etc.; earnest.


serious-mindedly, adverb
serious-mindedness, noun Unabridged
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Example sentences
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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