Associations to the word «Earnestness»
EARNESTNESS, noun. The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness.
EARNESTNESS, noun. An earnest and sincere feeling.
EARNESTNESS, noun. The trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice.
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.