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Definition of Earnestness

Earnestness

  1. The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety.

Earnestness Quotations

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius

For me and my entire generation, we took on this kind of sarcastic, ironic, snarkiness because it seemed the most extreme reaction to the earnestness of hippies.
Chuck Palahniuk

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
Sarojini Naidu

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
Blaise Pascal

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Samuel Johnson
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Earnestness Translations

earnestness in German is Ernst
earnestness in Latin is intenta
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