something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
earnest, sincere, solemn(adj)
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"
dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt(adj)
"one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"
not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved
Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.
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Translations for earnest
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- جاد, جديArabic
- капаро, сериозен, задълбочен, добросъвестен, депозитBulgarian
- seriósCatalan, Valencian
- aufrichtig, sehnsüchtig, leidenschaftlich, ernsthaft, ernst, intensivGerman
- intención, serioSpanish
- ardent, sérieuxFrench
- súlyos, komoly, buzgóHungarian
- pressante, zelante, pegno, serio, fervente, desideroso, voglioso, graveItalian
- 本気, 真剣, 真面目Japanese
- sincero, sérioPortuguese
- ревностный, усиленный, серьёзныйRussian
- ȍzbīljan, znȁčājan, vážanSerbo-Croatian
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