overserious

adjective
over·​se·​ri·​ous | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsir-ē-əs How to pronounce overserious (audio) \

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 …PublishersWeekly.com

Other Words from overserious

overseriously adverb
took everything overseriously

First Known Use of overserious

1622, in the meaning defined above

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“Overserious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overserious. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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