seriousness

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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The quality of being dangerous]
Syn. gravity, weight, enormity; see importance 1 .
2. [The characteristic of being sober]
Syn. earnestness, sobriety, solemnity, gravity, calmness, thoughtfulness, coolness, sedateness, sober-mindedness, staidness; see also sincerity .
Ant. fun*, gaiety, jollity.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Sober sincerity: earnestness, sobersidedness. See HEAVY, WORK. 2. The condition of being grave and of involving serious consequences: graveness, gravity, momentousness, weightiness. See IMPORTANT.

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