Serious vs Faithfully - What's the difference?

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As an adjective serious

is without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn.

As an adverb faithfully is

in a faithful manner.

serious

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn.
  • It was a surprise to see the captain, who had always seemed so serious , laugh so heartily.
  • Important; weighty; not trifling; leaving no room for play; needing great attention; critical.
  • This is a serious problem. We'll need our best experts.
  • Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving; meaningful.
  • After all these years, we're finally getting serious attention.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * trifling, unimportant * (intending what is said) jesting

    Derived terms

    * srs (abbreviation) * dead serious * seriously * seriousness * serious-minded * serious-mindedly * serious-mindedness

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    faithfully

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a faithful manner.
  • The CD reproduces music faithfully.
    I have been faithfully married for the past twenty years.
  • (US) A conventional formula for ending a letter, used when the salutation addresses the person for whom the letter is intended using an honorific.
  • Synonyms

    * (formula for ending correspondence) yours faithfully (UK)

    Antonyms

    * unfaithfully

    Derived terms

    * yours faithfully

    See also

    * sincerely * truly