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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earnestness, seriousness, sinceritynoun

    an earnest and sincere feeling

  2. seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sinceritynoun

    the trait of being serious

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

Wiktionary

  1. earnestnessnoun

    The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earnestnessnoun

    the state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earnestness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earnestness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of earnestness in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Confucius:

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

  5. Confucius:

    To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.

Images & Illustrations of earnestness

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