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Definition of Earnest

Earnest

  1. Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.
  2. 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.
  3. Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.
  4. Serious; important.
  5. To use in earnest.
  6. Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come.
  7. Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.

Earnest Quotations

Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
Marcus Garvey

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Winston Churchill

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
Charlie Chaplin

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
Jean Anouilh

You can't get there alone. People have to help you, and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth, by being earnest.
Randy Pausch
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Earnest Translations

earnest in Danish is alvorlig
earnest in Dutch is serieus, ernstig, bona fide, stemmig
earnest in Finnish is vakava
earnest in German is ernst
earnest in Italian is serio, grave
earnest in Norwegian is alvorlig
earnest in Spanish is serio
earnest in Swedish is allvar, allvarlig

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