HyperDic: earnestness

English > 2 senses of the word earnestness:
NOUNfeelingearnestness, seriousness, sincerityan earnest / earnest and sincere feeling
attributeearnestness, seriousness, serious-mindedness, sinceritythe trait of being serious
earnestness > pronunciation
Soundser'nahstnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > earnestness: 2 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningAn earnest / earnest and sincere feeling.
Synonymsseriousness, sincerity
Broadergravity, solemnityA solemn and dignified feeling
Spanishsinceridad
Catalansinceritat
Adjectivesearnestearnest
English > earnestness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being serious.
Synonymsseriousness, serious-mindedness, sincerity
Attributesfrivolousnot serious in content or attitude or behavior
seriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
Narrowercommittedness, commitmentThe trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombrenessA manner that is serious and solemn
sedateness, staidness, solemnity, solemnessA trait of dignified seriousness
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Oppositefrivolity, frivolousnessThe trait of being frivolous
Spanishformalidad, seriedad
Catalanformalitat, serietat, seriositat
Adjectivesearnestnot distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
earnestcharacterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

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