Associations to the word «Earnestness»

Wiktionary

EARNESTNESS, noun. The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness.

Dictionary definition

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.

Wise words

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