non·​se·​ri·​ous | \ ˌnän-ˈsir-ē-əs How to pronounce nonserious (audio) \

Definition of nonserious

: not serious people convicted of nonserious crimes … she occasionally likes to play around with nonserious painting, exploring color and texture.— Nicole D'Amore

Examples of nonserious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Could there be a nonserious reason for all this protein? Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 Nov. 2021 This is a police department that made 17,173 arrests in 2018, with 90 percent of them for nonserious and nonviolent charges, according to an analysis by the Vera Institute. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 Some teens have reported myocarditis, or heart inflammation, but those reports have been rare and nonserious. Ruth Serven Smith |, al, 7 Oct. 2021 The data showed that 97% of the events have been nonserious. Jacqueline Howard And Virginia Langmaid, CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 In total, 9,000 adverse events were reported, with 979 serious and the rest classified as nonserious, according to the most recent CDC report available., 12 Feb. 2021 The special directive ends cash bail for misdemeanor and nonserious or nonviolent felonies and stops the DA's office from pursuing the death penalty and sentencing enhancements in county prosecutions, FOX 11 LA reported. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 18 Dec. 2020 That’s when California officials approved realignment, sending people convicted of felonies that are nonviolent, nonsexual and nonserious to serve prison sentences in county jails rather than state prisons. Jason Pohl, ProPublica, 19 Aug. 2019 State lawmakers responded by passing Assembly Bill 109, known as realignment, which lowered the prison population by shifting the burden to the counties to house and supervise thousands of inmates convicted of nonviolent, nonserious crimes. Richard Winton,, 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonserious

1822, in the meaning defined above

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6 Nov 2021

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“Nonserious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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