1. Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; SYN. stern.
2. Severely simple; SYN. severe, stark.
3. Strict in moral outlook; extremely simple; without ornamentation; severe; sharp.
1. Exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business.
2. Not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal; SYN. earnest.
1. Earnest; SYN. devout, earnest, heartfelt.
2. With or in a close or intimate relationship; SYN. good, near.
Dialect chiefly England; industrious
1. Extending relatively far inward
2. Having great spatial extension or penetration; downward ;); or laterally ); or outward from a center (sports); sometimes used in combination
3. Relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
4. Marked by depth of thinking; SYN. profound, pensive, ponderous.
5. Relatively thick from top to bottom
6. Very distant in time or space
8. With head or back bent low
9. Exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
10. Large in quantity or size
11. Strong; intense; SYN. rich.
Characterized by firm belief in the validity of one's opinions; SYN. in earnest, sincere, solemn.
1. Dignified and somber in manner or character; SYN. sedate, sober, solemn.
2. Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; SYN. grievous, heavy, weighty.
ETYM Latin sedatus, p. p. of sedare, sedatum, to allay, calm, causative of sedere to sit. Related to Sit.
Characterized by dignity and propriety; SYN. staid.
ETYM Latin serius: cf. French sérieux, Late Lat. seriosus.
1. Concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities.
2. Of great consequence.
3. Requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve.
1. Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; SYN. terrible, wicked.
2. Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; SYN. spartan, strict.
3. Very bad in degree or extent
Not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol).
ETYM From Stay to stop.
Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular, marked by settled sedateness and often prim self-restraint.
1. (Nautical) Pertaining to the after part of a vessel.
2. Severe and unremitting in making demands; SYN. strict, exacting.