HyperDic: earnest

English > 4 senses of the word earnest:
ADJECTIVEallearnest, sincere, solemncharacterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
allearnest, dear, devout, heartfeltearnest
allearnest, businesslikenot distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
NOUNpossessionearnestsomething of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
earnest > pronunciation
Soundser'nihst
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > earnest: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions.
Example"both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"
Synonymssincere, solemn
Broaderseriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
Spanishserio, sincero
Catalansincer, solemne
Nounsearnestnessthe trait of being serious
Adverbsearnestlyin a serious manner
English > earnest: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningearnest.
Synonymsdear, devout, heartfelt
Broadersincereopen and genuine
Spanishcordial, sentido, sincero
Nounsearnestnessan earnest / earnest and sincere feeling
English > earnest: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot distracted by anything unrelated to the goal.
Synonymbusinesslike
BroaderpurposefulServing as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
Spanishformal, serio
Nounsearnestnessthe trait of being serious
English > earnest: 4 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningSomething of value given by one person to another to bind a contract.
Narrowerearnest money, arlesmoney given by a buyer to a seller to bind a contract
Broadersecurity, suretyProperty that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
Spanishpaga y señal, señal, serio
Catalanpaga i senyal

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