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Definition of Earnest

Earnest
Earnest Ear"nest, a. 1. Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers. An earnest advocate to plead for him. --Shak. 2. Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention. 3. Serious; important. [Obs.] They whom earnest lets do often hinder. --Hooker. Syn: Eager; warm; zealous; ardent; animated; importunate; fervent; sincere; serious; hearty; urgent. See Eager.
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Earnest Ear"nest, n. [AS. eornost, eornest; akin to OHG. ernust, G. ernst; cf. Icel. orrosta battle, perh. akin to Gr. ? to excite, L. oriri to rise.] Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness. Take heed that this jest do not one day turn to earnest. --Sir P. Sidney. And given in earnest what I begged in jest. --Shak. In earnest, serious; seriously; not in jest; earnestly.
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Earnest Ear"nest, v. t. To use in earnest. [R.] To earnest them [our arms] with men. --Pastor Fido (1602).

Meaning of Earnest from wikipedia

- Earnest may refer to: Earnest Byner (born 1962), former National Football League (NFL) running back Earnest Elmo Calkins (1868–1964), early advertising...
- The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre...
- Earnest is a technology-enabled fintech lender, headquartered in San Francisco that offers personal loans and student loan refinancing. The company uses...
- An earnest payment is a specific form of security deposit made in some major transactions such as real estate dealings or required by some official procurement...
- Joshua Ryan Henry Earnest (born January 22, 1975) is an American public affairs professional and former campaign worker and White House aide who served...
- Earnest Lee Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American character actor. He has appeared in dozens of film and television roles throughout his career...
- The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest may also refer to: The Importance of Being Ernest, a 1959 album...
- web user) "Take some more [[tea]]," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. "I've had '''nothing''' yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so...
- Brigh****er, near Nelson, New Zealand. His first name was mistakenly spelled 'Earnest' when his birth was registered. Rutherford's mother Martha Thompson was...
- Earnest Albert Hooton (November 20, 1887 – May 3, 1954) was an American physical anthropologist known for his work on racial cl****ification and his po****r...
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