1. serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: an earnest worker.
2. showing depth and sincerity of feeling: earnest words; an earnest entreaty.
3. seriously important; demanding or receiving serious attention. noun
4. full seriousness, as of intention or purpose: to speak in earnest.
"people can be earnest in things."
"people can be earnest."
"desires can be earnest."
"conversations can be earnest."
"efforts can be earnest."
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