- Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do;
zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent;
hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers. - Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention. - Serious; important.
2 . Earnest
- Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness;
intentness. - Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge;
pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come. - Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by
way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.
3 . Earnest
[ v. t.]
- To use in earnest.
Meaning of 'earnest' (Princeton's WordNet)
1 . earnest
Meaning (1): - characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
Example in sentence:
a film with a solemn social message;
an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant;
both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate