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Earnest (IPA: /ˈɝnɪst/)


Earnest (n.)

Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.

Earnest (a.)

Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.

Earnest (a.)

Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.

Earnest (a.)

Serious; important.

Earnest (v. t.)

To use in earnest.

Earnest (n.)

Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come.

Earnest (n.)

Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.

Earnest

Male given name

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Family name

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Song by Kevin MacLeod

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Earnest Synonyms

Businesslike, Purposeful

Earnest Synonyms

Heartfelt, Dear, Sincere, Devout

Earnest Synonyms

Solemn, Sincere, Serious

Earnest Synonyms

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Earnest Rhymes


Earnest, Ernest, Sternest

Internist


Earnest (Last Name / Surname)

Earnest is the #4,452 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 7,968 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Earnest in Spanish is Serio

Tagalog Translation

Earnest in Tagalog is Maalab

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I love to hear thine earnest voice, Wherever thou art hid. * * Thou say'st an undisputed thing In such a solemn way." - Speech

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Joking decides great things ,Stronger and better oft than earnest can." - Comedy

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The face that thou shalt smite in earnest is bound thereafter to be boneless." - Plautus

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The more a person strives after God, the more earnest he will become--the les he will converse with men." - John of St. Samson


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