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Meaning of EARNESTNESS

Pronunciation:  'urnustnus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
  2. [n]  an earnest and sincere feeling
 

EARNESTNESS is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: serious-mindedness, seriousness, seriousness, sincerity, sincerity
 
 Antonyms: frivolity, frivolousness
 
 See Also: commitment, committedness, graveness, gravity, gravity, sedateness, soberness, sobriety, solemness, solemnity, solemnity, somberness, staidness, trait

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ear"nest*ness\, n.
The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety.

      An honest earnestness in the young man's manner. --W.
                                               Irving.

 
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