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Overview of noun earnest

The noun earnest has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) earnest

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

Overview of adj earnest

The adj earnest has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) earnest, sincere, solemn

(characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film with a solemn social message")

2. dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt

(earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences")

3. businesslike, earnest

(not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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