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  1. earnestness

    The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.

    Synonyms:
    ardor, devotion, eagerness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal

    Antonyms:
    calculation, calmness, caution, coldness, deadness, dulness, indifference, lukewarmness, policy, prudence, timidity, wariness

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  1. earnestness, seriousness, sinceritynoun

    an earnest and sincere feeling

    Synonyms:
    unassumingness, seriousness, distressfulness, sincerity, serious-mindedness

  2. seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sinceritynoun

    the trait of being serious

    "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

    Synonyms:
    unassumingness, seriousness, distressfulness, sincerity, serious-mindedness

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  1. earnestnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    ardor, sincerity, fervency, seriousness, intentness, unction

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  1. List of paraphrases for "earnestness":

    seriousness, sincerity

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How to use earnestness in a sentence?

  1. Confucius, The Confucian Analects:

    To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

  2. Louisa May Alcott:

    Young men often laugh at the sensible girls whom they secretly respect, and affect to admire the silly ones whom they secretly despise, because earnestness, intelligence, and womanly dignity are not the fashion.

  3. Confucius:

    To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

  4. Annie Dillard, _Pilgrim at Tinker Creek_:

    There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable. There is no way you can tell the child that if language had been a melody, he had mastered it and done well, but that since it was in fact a sense, he had botched it utterly.

  5. The Dhammapada:

    By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm.


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