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serious-mindedness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n serious-mindedness the trait of being serious "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice"
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Usage

In literature:

And at that moment all doubt of Betty's serious-mindedness departed.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
It is unfortunate that rural people do not realize more often the serious meaning of feeble-mindedness.
"Rural Problems of Today" by Ernest R. Groves
Does anyone seriously pretend that the present system of British Colony-holding is due to British philanthropy or high-mindedness?
"The Great Illusion" by Norman Angell
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