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sedate

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1 not joking or playful in mood or manner
  • While not exactly cold, the doctor does maintain a sedate and purely professional demeanor with his patients.
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serious, grave, solemn, sedate, staid, sober, earnest mean not light or frivolous. serious implies a concern for what really matters.
    • a serious play about social injustice
grave implies both seriousness and dignity in expression or attitude.
    • read the proclamation in a grave voice
solemn suggests an impressive gravity utterly free from levity.
    • a sad and solemn occasion
sedate implies a composed and decorous seriousness.
    • remained sedate amid the commotion
staid suggests a settled, accustomed sedateness and prim self-restraint.
    • a quiet and staid community
sober stresses seriousness of purpose and absence of levity or frivolity.
    • a sober look at the state of our schools
earnest suggests sincerity or often zealousness of purpose.
    • an earnest reformer


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