There are 2 main translations of earnest in Spanish:

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earnest 1

American English: /ˈərnəst/
British English: /ˈəːnɪst/

adjective

  • 1 (serious)
    (expression/look)
    he's terribly earnest
    se lo toma todo muy en serio
    Example sentences
    • The truth was more that the agenda didn't fit with her sincere and earnest style, so why should she change in order to fit it?
    • Instead, earnest students of public policy are expected to read them onscreen as retrieved via the internet.
    • It is only through such earnest conversation that we can hope to approach clarity.

noun

  • in earnest
    (not joking)
    (wholeheartedly)
    (determined, sincere) See examples: she's in earnest about becoming a writer
    está seriamente decidida a hacerse escritora
    I'm in deadly earnest
    lo digo muy en serio
    work has begun in earnest
    el trabajo ha empezado en serio or de verdad

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There are 2 main translations of earnest in Spanish:

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earnest 2
American English: /ˈərnəst/
British English: /ˈəːnɪst/

noun

[literary]
  • 2 (guarantee)
    Example sentences
    • It is but a trifle that Sauron fancies, and an earnest of your good will.
    • It was a touching tribute never since accorded to any other author, and an earnest of the esteem in which he was held.

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