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Definition of unserious

: not serious unserious writers unserious debates … recognize the difference between serious and unserious warnings.— Meg Greenfield

Other Words from unserious

unseriously adverb
talking unseriously
unseriousness noun

Examples of unserious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The promoters of these nonsensical narratives are remarkable for their unserious views on how the world works. John Tamny, Forbes, 15 June 2022 And Democrats, no longer confident that an unserious huckster was destined to lose, were not at all complacent. Jill Filipovic, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 If so, that would mean the administration is alarmingly unserious or dangerously delusional. David Harsanyi, National Review, 10 Mar. 2022 In his first statewide television ad, McCrory uses recent comments from US Rep. Ted Budd to depict him as unserious about foreign policy. Michael Warren, CNN, 9 Mar. 2022 Never conspicuously serious, Duchamp cultivated a novel tone for art: call it seriously unserious. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 Already, Democrats have dismissed the DeSantis map as unserious, accusing the governor of blatantly violating the state Constitution's Fair District amendment and the Voting Rights Act. Steve Contorno, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 Through the sheer intensity of his descriptive powers and the undeniable ways in which surfing has shaped his life, Barbarian Days is an utterly convincing study in the joy of treating seriously an unserious thing . . . Square Contributor, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 And maybe that, more precisely, was what was so off-putting and seemingly unserious about Babitz in her day. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 18 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unserious

1655, in the meaning defined above

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“Unserious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unserious. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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