earnestness definition

  • noun:
    • the standard of becoming serious; sincerity; seriousness.
    • their state or top-notch becoming earnest; intentness; anxiety.
    • Intentness or zeal in search for everything; eagerness; powerful or eager desire; energetic striving: since, to look for or ask with earnestness; to take part in a-work with earnestness.
    • nervous attention; solicitude; energy of sensation; severity: since, a guy of good earnestness; the fee was maintained with much earnestness.
    • Synonyms 1. Zeal, Enthusiasm, etc. See eagerness.
    • the characteristic of being serious
    • an earnest and sincere sensation

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