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earnestness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earnestness  \Ear"nest*ness\,  n. 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  earnest;  intentness;  anxiety. 
 
  An  honest  earnestness  in  the  young  man's  manner.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earnestness 
  n  1:  an  earnest  and  sincere  feeling  [syn:  {seriousness},  {sincerity}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  being  serious;  "a  lack  of  solemnity  is  not 
  necessarily  a  lack  of  seriousness"-  Robert  Rice  [syn:  {seriousness}, 
  {serious-mindedness},  {sincerity}]  [ant:  {frivolity}] 




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