alvorlig

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alvor (seriousness) +‎ -lig, from Old Norse alvarligr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alvɔrli/, [alˈvɒːˀli]

Adjective[edit]

alvorlig (neuter and adverbial alvorligt, definite and plural alvorlige, comparative alvorligere, superlative alvorligst)

  1. serious (important; weighty; not trifling; leaving no room for play)
  2. grave
  3. earnest
  4. grievous
  5. (adverbial) seriously, gravely, earnestly, severely, grievously, thoroughly

Derived terms[edit]