in all seriousness
Definition of in all seriousness
: in a serious way —used to stress that a statement, question, etc., is not a joke “I was the queen of England in a previous life,” she said in all seriousness. In all seriousness, if he does propose, what will you say?
Word by Word Definitions
: the whole amount, quantity, or extent of
: as much as possible
: every member or individual component of
: wholly, quite
: only, exclusively
: the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality
: used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness
: everybody, everything
: the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy
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