Antonyms for non-serious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : seer-ee-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɪər i əs

Definition of non-serious

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "expressing earnest purpose or thought" (of persons), from Middle French sérieux "grave, earnest" (14c.), from Late Latin seriosus, from Latin serius "weighty, important, grave," probably from a PIE root *swer- (4) "heavy" (cf. Lithuanian sveriu "to weigh, lift," svarus "heavy;" Old English swære "heavy," German schwer "heavy," Gothic swers "honored, esteemed," literally "weighty"). As opposite of jesting, from 1712; as opposite of light (of music, theater, etc.), from 1762. Meaning "attended with danger" is from 1800.
  • As in frivolous : adj trivial, silly
Example sentences :
  • Non-serious or superficial (first degree) burns should not be covered--in fact, nothing need be done for them.
  • Extract from : « In Time Of Emergency » by Department of Defense

Synonyms for non-serious

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