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What is another word for earnest?

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Adjective
Having a serious demeanor
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“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 a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something
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Expressing something forcibly and clearly
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Without artificiality or insincerity
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Attentively occupied with
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Having a pedantic, scholarly manner, as of a college don
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Warm and friendly
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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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Affectedly proper or serious
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(of a question or subject) Being of current or continuing interest and importance
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Feeling or showing love or great care
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Having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Absorbed in thought
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The state or quality of being serious or solemn
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“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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Something deposited or pledged as a guarantee of the fulfillment of an undertaking or loan
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A promise or assurance to do something or that something is the case
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