1. [ adjective ] characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
Synonyms: in_earnest solemn sincere

"both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate" "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant" "a film with a solemn social message"

Related terms: serious
2. [ noun ] something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
Related terms: security earnest_money
3. [ adjective ] earnest
Synonyms: devout heartfelt dear

"one's dearest wish" "devout wishes for their success" "heartfelt condolences"

Related terms: sincere
4. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 380
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4754
6. [ adjective ] not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
Synonyms: businesslike
Related terms: purposeful
Similar spelling:   earnestly