earnestness

  • 1 Earnestness — Ear nest*ness, n. The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety. [1913 Webster] An honest earnestness in the young man s manner. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 earnestness — index adhesion (loyalty), compulsion (obsession), diligence (care), diligence (perseverance) …

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  • 3 earnestness — [n] determination; seriousness absorption, ardor, attentiveness, concentration, decision, deliberation, devotion, doggedness, eagerness, engrossment, enthusiasm, fervor, firmness, gravity, intensity, intentness, keenness, passion, perseverance,… …

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  • 4 earnestness — earnest ► ADJECTIVE ▪ intensely serious. ● in earnest Cf. ↑in earnest DERIVATIVES earnestly adverb earnestness noun. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 5 earnestness — noun see earnest II …

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  • 6 earnestness — See earnestly. * * * …

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  • 7 earnestness — noun The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness …

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  • 8 earnestness — Synonyms and related words: abandon, absorption, advertence, advertency, alertness, ardency, ardor, assiduity, assiduousness, attention, attention span, attentiveness, awareness, care, commitment, committedness, concentration, consciousness,… …

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  • 9 earnestness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Fervor] Syn. ardor, intensity, zeal; see enthusiasm 1 . 2. [Solemnity] Syn. gravity, sobriety, sincerity; see seriousness 2 . 3. [Determination] Syn. resolution, persistence, tenacity; see determination 2 , diligence . II… …

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  • 10 earnestness — ear·nest·ness || Éœnɪstnɪs /ɜːn n. seriousness, sincereness …

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  • 11 earnestness — n fervor, fervency, fervidity, ardor, zeal, passion, vehemence, intensity; resolution, firmness, determination, steadfastness, iron will, purpose fulness; seriousness, gravity, sobriety, solemnity, thoughtfulness; diligence, assiduity, intentness …

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  • 12 earnestness — ear·nest·ness …

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  • 13 earnestness — See: earnest …

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  • 14 earnestness — noun 1. an earnest and sincere feeling (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑seriousness, ↑sincerity • Derivationally related forms: ↑sincere (for: ↑sincerity), ↑earnest …

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  • 15 in all earnestness — 1. Most sincerely 2. Urgently • • • Main Entry: ↑earnest …

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  • 16 evince earnestness — show that one is sincere …

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  • 17 in-earnestness — …

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  • 18 seriousness — noun 1. an earnest and sincere feeling (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑earnestness, ↑sincerity • Derivationally related forms: ↑sincere (for: ↑sincerity), ↑earnest …

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  • 19 sincerity — noun 1. an earnest and sincere feeling (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑earnestness, ↑seriousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sincere, ↑earnest (for: ↑earnestness) …

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  • 20 zeal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. earnestness, devotion, dedication; passion; soul, spirit, ardor, fervor, verve, enthusiasm, eagerness, warmth, energy; zealotry, fanaticism. See activity, feeling. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Enthusiasm]… …

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