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Adjective
Having a serious demeanor
“Although there was no smile upon his calm earnest countenance, there was a spirit of gladness in his heart.”
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Of great seriousness or importance
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“We contend not about words and trifles, but of high and earnest matters.”
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Felt or believed deeply and sincerely
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“He was overwhelmed upon hearing her earnest prayers for him and the nation.”
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Diligent or focused in one's efforts
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“Thus the practitioner's earnest efforts to protect her client could interfere with the practitioner's own therapeutic progress.”
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Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards an activity
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Without artificiality or insincerity
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Expressing something forcibly and clearly
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Attentively occupied with
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Characterized by an atmosphere or expression lacking in cheer
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Warm and friendly
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Spending a lot of time studying or reading
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Making or characterized by a noisy outcry
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Pertaining to or consisting in disposition or desire
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Marked by curiosity or fascination
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Requiring considerable thought or reflection
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(of a question or subject) Being of current or continuing interest and importance
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Having a thoughtful or philosophical disposition
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Feeling or showing love or great care
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Shy and fond of being on one's own
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Having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Noun
The state or quality of being serious or solemn
“She was able to convey to him not by her scattered words, but rather by some reaching of emotion, that she was in deadly earnest.”
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A thing serving as a visible or tangible representation of a fact, quality, feeling, etc
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Something deposited or pledged as a guarantee of the fulfillment of an undertaking or loan
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Promise
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