nonserious

adjective
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 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, "A Year After an Inmate Was Choked to Death in Jail, a Murder Charge but Few Details," 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, latimes.com, "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 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, latimes.com, "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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“Nonserious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonserious. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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