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Synonyms for earnestˈɜr nɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earnest(adj)

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

    Antonyms:
    frivolous, purposeless, insincere

  2. earnest, sincere, solemn(adj)

    characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

    Synonyms:
    dear, heartfelt, businesslike, sincere, grave, sedate, earnest, sober, devout, solemn

    Antonyms:
    frivolous, insincere, purposeless

  3. dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt(adj)

    earnest

    Synonyms:
    dear(p), pricy, pricey, devout, heartfelt, earnest, high-priced, beloved, businesslike, god-fearing, good, darling, costly, solemn, near, sincere, dear

    Antonyms:
    insincere, purposeless, frivolous

  4. businesslike, earnest(adj)

    not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal

    Synonyms:
    sincere, businesslike, devout, earnest, solemn, heartfelt, dear

    Antonyms:
    insincere, frivolous, purposeless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. earnest

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    Synonyms:
    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Preposition:
    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. earnest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ardent, zealous, eager, fervent, fervid, glowing, animated, importunate, warm, hearty

  2. earnest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    intent, steady, fixed, close

  3. earnest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    seriousness, reality, not a jest

  4. earnest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pledge, first-fruits

  5. earnest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    EARNEST-MONEY

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List of paraphrases:

sincere, serious, conscientiously, fervent, seriousness, earnestly, ardent, seriously


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