overserious

adjective over·se·ri·ous \ ˌō-vər-ˈsir-ē-əs \

Definition of overserious

: unduly or excessively serious
  • an overserious person
  • had an overserious expression on her face
  • The story sometimes edges toward soapy melodrama but saves itself from becoming overserious with cheeky humor …
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overseriously

adverb
    • took everything overseriously

First Known Use of overserious

1622

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