allvarlig

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish alvarliker, from Old Norse alvarligr; synchronically, allvar ‎(seriousness) +‎ -lig.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

allvarlig

  1. serious; needing great attention; without humour

Declension[edit]

Inflection of allvarlig
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular allvarlig allvarligare allvarligast
Neuter singular allvarligt allvarligare allvarligast
Plural allvarliga allvarligare allvarligast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 allvarlige allvarligare allvarligaste
All allvarliga allvarligare allvarligaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.