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Synonyms for earnest

Synonyms for earnest

marked by sober sincerity

full of or marked by dignity and seriousness

having great consequence or weight

something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation

Synonyms for earnest

something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract

characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

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earnest

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not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal

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My first master will succeed me - I am in earnest at last - so you'll soon have to arrange our contracts, and to bind us firmly to them, like a couple of knaves.
I lack words to express the full extent, or the earnest abandon of his persuasion.
As I now recall the scene of my first year, I do not believe that one often has the opportunity of coming into contact with three or four hundred men and women who were so tremendously in earnest as these men and women were.
Some little joke about being called to the bar flickered up in Miss Walker's mind, but her companion was in such obvious earnest that she stifled down her inclination to laugh.
She knew that he was a man of a noble nature, high-minded and earnest.
The event of to-day has shown me that she is terribly in earnest.
Some have considered the larger part of mankind in the light of actors, as personating characters no more their own, and to which in fact they have no better title, than the player hath to be in earnest thought the king or emperor whom he represents.
But that would be pauperizing them," said an earnest girl, who liked the Schlegels, but thought them a little unspiritual at times.
She leant back while the more earnest members of the club began to misconstrue her.
This was, of itself, enough to encourage me to take her future conversion in hand-- beginning with a few words of earnest warning directed against the hasty formation of the marriage tie, and so getting on to higher things.
I had reckoned on leading her to higher things by means of a little earnest exhortation on the subject of her marriage.
My dear,' says he, 'I have been considering very much upon it, you may be sure, and though it is a piece of advice that has a great many mortifications in it to me, and may at first seem strange to you, yet, all things considered, I see no better way for you than to let him go on; and if you find him hearty and in earnest, marry him.
Why then, I'll tell you what,' said Solomon, speaking softly and with an earnest look.
said the earnest girl, folding her hands as the tears coursed down her face, 'do not turn a deaf ear to the entreaties of one of your own sex; the first--the first, I do believe, who ever appealed to you in the voice of pity and compassion.
Eugene,' said he, 'if I could find you in earnest for a minute, I would try to say an earnest word to you.