serious-minded

adjective
se·​ri·​ous-mind·​ed | \ ˌsir-ē-əs-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce serious-minded (audio) \

Definition of serious-minded

: having a serious disposition or trend of thought

Other Words from serious-minded

serious-mindedly adverb
serious-mindedness noun

First Known Use of serious-minded

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Serious-minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serious-minded. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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