Synonyms for earnest
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote
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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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote
something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
earnest, sincere, solemnadjective
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, heartfeltadjective
"one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"
not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
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Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
The president's comments were more in line with what officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity told CNN and other outlets after the ships were deployed Monday : that the U.S. ships were moved closer to Yemen to monitor and dissuade the Iranian convoy. Josh Earnest, though, focused on the need for the U.S. Navy ships to keep the region's waters safe for commerce. READ : Rubio, Kirk : No nuclear deal unless Iran releases reporter The movement of the -- of this particular aircraft carrier would augment the American military presence in the Gulf of Aden and would send a clear signal about our continued insistence about the free flow of commerce and the freedom of movement in the region.
Life is real Life is earnest And the grave is not its goal Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
The massive redemptions that occurred in 2014 and in the opening of 2015 have largely abated, and short-term rates haven't started rising yet so increased retail buying hasn't begun in earnest.
President Obama, for President Obama part, mostly has steered clear of taking shots at President Obama successor. But an avalanche of criticism on Monday about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, mostly from Democratic leaders, gave way to an extended critique from Earnest during the White House press briefing. Speaking later with Trevor Noah, President Obama echoed Earnest in noting that Donald Trump had joked the Russians should hack Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s secret email server to recover tens of thousands of emails she had deleted prior to an FBI investigation. The President-elect in some of Trevor Noah political events specifically said to the Russians, hack Hillary's emails so we can finally find out what's going on and confirm our conspiracy theories.
Translations for earnest
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- جاد, جديArabic
- добросъвестен, капаро, сериозен, задълбочен, депозитBulgarian
- seriósCatalan, Valencian
- intensiv, ernst, ernsthaft, aufrichtig, leidenschaftlich, sehnsüchtigGerman
- intención, serioSpanish
- ardent, sérieuxFrench
- komoly, buzgó, súlyosHungarian
- voglioso, desideroso, grave, fervente, serio, pegno, zelante, pressanteItalian
- 真面目, 真剣, 本気Japanese
- sério, sinceroPortuguese
- усиленный, серьёзный, ревностныйRussian
- znȁčājan, vážan, ȍzbīljanSerbo-Croatian
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