not easy to deal with causing worry and needing attention, not slight
not joking or funny; (intended) to be considered as sincere
as if thinking deeply about important or worrying matters
of an important kind, needing paid any serious attention
"a serious student of history"
"a serious attempt to learn to ski"
"gave me a serious look"
"a serious young man"
"are you serious or joking?"
"Don't be so serious!"
"marriage is a serious matter"
"a dangerous operation"
"a grave situation"
"a grave illness"
"grievous bodily harm"
"a serious wound"
"a serious turn of events"
"a severe case of pneumonia"
"a life-threatening disease"
"a serious book"
"raised serious objections to the proposal"
"the plan has a serious flaw"
I really entertain serious thoughts of learning how to use a gun.
出自： F. A. Kemble
Quite a serious flirtation with a man who played a flute.
出自： D. H. Lawrence
The generation now reaching middle-age has been a peculiarly serious one.
出自： G. Greene
误 Do you think he is serious in leaving his wife?
正 Do you think he is serious about leaving his wife?
析 当表示“对…严肃”时,用介词 about ,不可用介词in。