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earnest

Synonyms of earnest in English:

adjective

  • 1 he is dreadfully earnest
    serious, solemn, grave, sober, humorless, staid, intense;
    committed, dedicated, keen, diligent, zealous;
    thoughtful, cerebral, deep, profound
    [Antonyms] frivolous, apathetic
  • 2 earnest prayer
    devout, heartfelt, wholehearted, sincere, impassioned, fervent, ardent, intense, urgent
    [Antonyms] halfhearted
  • Phrases

    in earnest
  • 1.1 we are in earnest about stopping crime
    serious, sincere, wholehearted, genuine;
    committed, firm, resolute, determined
  • 2.1 he started writing in earnest
    zealously, purposefully, determinedly, resolutely;
    passionately, wholeheartedly
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