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

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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,, "A gang member allegedly killed a cop nine days after he got out of jail. Are California's justice reforms to blame?," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonserious

1822, in the meaning defined above

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to boil down or concentrate

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