serious

serious
['sɪərɪəs]
прил.
1) серьёзный; глубокомысленный

I remember her as a very serious child. — Я помню, она была очень серьёзным ребёнком.

On the surface it is a very funny novel but it does have a more serious underlying theme. — При поверхностном взгляде, этот роман кажется очень смешным, но у него есть серьёзный подтекст.

Syn:
earnest I 1., grave III 1., sedate
2)
а) важный, значительный, существенный

serious aspect — важный аспект

serious problem — серьёзная, важная проблема

б) внимательный, тщательный

This problem needs some serious consideration. — Этот вопрос требует тщательного рассмотрения.

3) имеющий тяжёлые последствия; внушающий опасения; трудный

serious injuries — серьёзные повреждения

The situation is very serious. — Ситуация очень серьёзна / чревата тяжёлыми последствиями.

4) решительно настроенный; имеющий серьёзные намерения

She is serious about going to live abroad. — Она серьёзно настроена уехать жить за границу.

5) разг. чрезвычайный, крайний; очень большой; очень хороший

We did some fairly serious walking over the weekend. — У нас была отличная прогулка в эти выходные.

This is a serious wine. — Это классное вино.


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