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Earnest

Pronunciation of Earnest
/ˈɜːnəst/, /ˈɜːnəst/, /ˈɜː_n_ə_s_t/

Antonyms for earnest:

flippant, insincere, purposeless, unconcerned.

Synonyms for earnest:

Sense 1

sobersided, ambitious.

Sense 2

staid, momentous.

Sense 3

pawn, guaranty.

Sense 4

token, weighty, warrant.

Sense 13

heavy.

admiring

loving.

industrious

studious.

insistent

urgent.

matter of fact

no-nonsense.

sincere

wholehearted.

stern

severe.

all (adjective)

solemn, sincere.

emotional (adjective)

warm.

enthusiastic (adjective)

fervent, zealous, warm.

importunate (adjective)

importunate.

resolute (adjective)

intent, firm, steadfast, stubborn, plucky, ruthless, implacable, deliberate, faithful, reliable, steely, decisive, relentless, hearty, tough, thorough, uncompromising, fearless, unwavering, serious, unflinching, indomitable, iron-willed, persevering, strong-willed, persistent, true, constant, devoted, dedicated, tenacious, bullheaded, bold, courageous, decided, committed, loyal, unchangeable, zealous, spunky, unshakeable, stern, tireless, unbending, steady, dauntless, headstrong, unyielding, insistent, indefatigable, valiant, strong-minded, willing, dogged, determined, inexorable, diligent, set, staunch, resolute, resolved.

serious (adjective)

sedate, dignified, demure, somber, sober, grim, solemn, intense, grave.

serious; very important (adjective)

no-nonsense, resolute, grave, resolved, staid, firm, steady, sober, sedate, constant, determined, somber, solemn, weighty, intent.

severe (adjective)

severe.

sobersided (adjective)

in earnest, sobersided.

truthful (adjective)

frank, honorable, truthful, straightforward, factual, honest, ethical, candid, sincere, trustworthy.

very enthusiastic (adjective)

wholehearted, heartfelt, urgent, zealous, purposeful, diligent, sincere, vehement, fervent, devoted, warm, eager, industrious, ardent, impassioned, passionate.

vigorous (adjective)

excited, spirited, zippy, ardent, zealous, frisky, enthusiastic, passionate, exuberant, vigorous, fervent, full-blooded, eager, lively, afire, zestful, strong, agitated, powerful, industrious, prolific, mettlesome, impassioned, strenuous, active, puissant, peppy, sprightly, burning, energetic, lusty, hearty, virile, potent, fiery, emphatic, animated, ablaze.

willing (adjective)

ductile, plastic, submissive, pliant, willing, persuadable, assenting, yielding, tame, agreeable, pliable, biddable, adaptable, susceptible, compliant, amenable, ready, malleable, eager, acquiescent, receptive, cooperative, tractable, flexible.

Sense 1 (noun)

ambitious.

Sense 2 (noun)

heavy, sobersided, no-nonsense.

Sense 3 (noun)

staid.

Sense 4 (noun)

important, momentous, weighty, severe.

authorization (noun)

warrant.

earnest (noun)

purposeful, dear, businesslike, solemn, serious, heartfelt, sincere, in earnest, devout.

guarantee (noun)

gage.

seriousness (noun)

serious-mindedness, intentness.

solemn (noun)

weighty.

zealous (noun)

warm.

guarantee (verb)

pledge.

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