serious matter

een serieuze zaak

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  • serious matter — grave issue, issue which is solemn, issue not to be taken lightly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • matter — 1 noun SUBJECT/SITUATION 1 (C) a subject or situation that you have to think about or deal with: You do realize this is a serious matter, don t you? | He wasn t particularly interested in financial matters. | a matter of importance/concern/regret …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • matter — I. noun Etymology: Middle English matere, from Anglo French, from Latin materia matter, physical substance, from mater Date: 13th century 1. a. a subject under consideration b. a subject of disagreement or litigation c. plural the events or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • serious — se|ri|ous W1S1 [ˈsıəriəs US ˈsır ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(situation/problem)¦ 2 be serious 3¦(important)¦ 4¦(large amount)¦ 5¦(romantic relationship)¦ 6¦(person)¦ 7¦(sport/activity)¦ 8¦(very good)¦ 9¦(worried/unhappy)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • serious — se|ri|ous [ sıriəs ] adjective *** ▸ 1 bad enough to worry you ▸ 2 deserving attention ▸ 3 not joking ▸ 4 careful and detailed ▸ 5 not laughing much ▸ 6 involving difficult ideas ▸ 7 involving strong feelings ▸ 8 caring about activity ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • serious */*/*/ — UK [ˈsɪərɪəs] / US [ˈsɪrɪəs] adjective 1) bad or dangerous enough to make you worried The sale of the company will have serious implications for people s jobs. a serious problem/mistake: It s not a serious problem – we should be able to fix it… …   English dictionary

  • serious — [[t]sɪ͟əriəs[/t]] ♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Serious problems or situations are very bad and cause people to be worried or afraid. Crime is an increasingly serious problem in Russian society... The government still face very serious difficulties... Doctors… …   English dictionary

  • matter — n. & v. n. 1 a physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit. b that which has mass and occupies space. 2 a particular substance (colouring matter). 3 (prec. by the; often foll. by with) the thing that is amiss (what is the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • serious — seriousness, n. /sear ee euhs/, adj. 1. of, showing, or characterized by deep thought. 2. of grave or somber disposition, character, or manner: a serious occasion; a serious man. 3. being in earnest; sincere; not trifling: His interest was… …   Universalium

  • serious — adj. 1 thoughtful, earnest, sober, sedate, responsible, not reckless or given to trifling (has a serious air; a serious young person). 2 important, demanding consideration (this is a serious matter). 3 not slight or negligible (a serious injury;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • serious — /ˈsɪəriəs / (say searreeuhs) adjective 1. of grave or solemn disposition or character; thoughtful. 2. of grave aspect. 3. being in earnest; not trifling. 4. demanding earnest thought or application: serious reading; serious music. 5. weighty or… …   Australian English dictionary

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