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

  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

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of alvorlig
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular alvorlig alvorligere alvorligst2
Neuter singular alvorligt alvorligere alvorligst2
Plural alvorlige alvorligere alvorligst2
Definite attributive1 alvorlige alvorligere alvorligste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alvor +‎ -lig

Adjective[edit]

alvorlig (neuter singular alvorlig, definite singular and plural alvorlige, comparative alvorligere, indefinite superlative alvorligst, definite superlative alvorligste)

  1. serious, severe, grave

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

alvorlig

  1. seriously

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