Definition of "earnestness" []

  • Serious in mind or intention (adjective)
  • Showing or characterized by sincerity of intention (adjective)
  • Demanding or receiving serious attention (adjective)
  • Seriousness (noun)
  • The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "earnestness" in a sentence
  • "Since there is a certain earnestness and intensity ..."
  • "Kev, I tend tend be jovial by nature but I do not accept that earnestness is the same as seriousness."
  • "It could use a little more wisecracking and a little less breathless earnestness, but breathless earnestness is just so you!!!!"