Pronunciation of Earnestness
/ˈɜːnəstnəs/, /ˈɜːnəstnəs/, /ˈɜː_n_ə_s_t_n_ə_s/
Synonyms for earnestness:
Sense 2 (noun)
determination; seriousness (noun)
friskiness, agitation, animation, gusto, spirit, industriousness, power, fervency, liveliness, activity, relish, passion, exuberance, enthusiasm, vigor, agility, sprightliness, energy, potency, vim, strength, zest, lustiness, excitement, Ardency, puissance, verve, zeal.
cooperation, ductility, readiness, tameness, pliability, receptiveness, acquiescent, agreeability, adaptability, compliance, malleability, susceptibility, submissiveness, eagerness, assent, amenability, tractability, flexibility, yieldingness, persuadability, willingness.
Usage examples for earnestness:
- He whispered something in her ear in reply, which heightened her blush, and induced her to answer with great earnestness, " Oh no!" - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
- Dotty listened to this, and Miss Carlisle's remarks upon it, with the most solemn earnestness, hoping to learn why it was that people should sit with a lamp shining on their feet. - "Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple", Sophie May.
- " I think not," said Don Carlos with great earnestness. - "Bandit Love", Juanita Savage.