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life-threatening, severe, serious, grievous, grave, dangerous
adj. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "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"
serious, studious, purposeful
adj. characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading; "a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a quiet studious child"
serious, good
adj. appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"
serious
adj. concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "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!"
unplayful, sober, serious
adj. completely lacking in playfulness
serious, sombre, somber
adj. (unplayful)
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enwrapped, wrapped, intent, engrossed, absorbed, captive
adj. giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
malevolent
adj. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
malignant
adj. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
dreary, drear, drab, sorry, grim, gloomy, dismal, disconsolate, dingy, dark, blue
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
critical
adj. characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
important, crucial
adj. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
fateful, fatal
adj. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
staid, sedate
adj. characterized by dignity and propriety
staid, sedate
adj. characterized by dignity and propriety
mortal, deathly, deadly
adj. causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
invidious, discriminatory
adj. containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice; "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"
bad
adj. having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
saturnine, morose, moody, glum, glowering, dour, dark, sullen, sour
adj. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
harmful
adj. causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
bad
adj. capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
injurious, hurtful, deleterious
adj. harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
prejudicious, prejudicial
adj. tending to favor preconceived ideas; "the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population"
subtle, pernicious, insidious
adj. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"
weighty
adj. weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry; "weighty problems"
eventful, consequential
adj. having important issues or results; "the year's only really consequential legislation"; "an eventful decision"
serious
adj. of great consequence; "marriage is a serious matter"
wicked, terrible, severe
adj. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough"
violent, big, heavy, high
adj. marked by intense physical force: "a big wind"; "a violent squall"; "heavy seas"; "high winds"
pestilent, pernicious, deadly, baneful
adj. exceedingly harmful
torrid, perfervid, impassioned, fiery, fervid, fervent, ardent
adj. characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
penetrating, penetrative
adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
proper
adj. marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
touch-and-go, precarious, perilous, parlous
adj. fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
sneak, surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky, furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
sober, sedate, grave, solemn
adj. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
sober, sedate, grave, solemn
adj. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
significant
adj. too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"
momentous
adj. of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
unsound, unfit, bad
adj. physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
high-risk, speculative, risky, bad
adj. not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
steady
adj. not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
unwholesome
adj. detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
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dire, desperate
adj. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"
dire
adj. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"
sedulous, assiduous
adj. marked by care and persistent effort; "her assiduous attempts to learn French"; "assiduous research"; "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"
untiring, tireless, industrious, hardworking
adj. characterized by hard work and perseverance
highbrowed, highbrow
adj. highly cultured or educated; "highbrow events such as the ballet or opera"; "a highbrowed literary critic"
rational
adj. having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion); "a rational analysis"
reflective
adj. devoted to matters of the mind; "the reflective type"
sophisticated
adj. intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama"
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frivolous
adj. not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"
light-headed, empty-headed, silly, lightheaded, giddy, featherbrained, dizzy, airheaded
adj. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
trivial
adj. concerned with trivialities; "a trivial young woman"; "a trivial mind"
playful
adj. full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
insincere
adj. lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
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