Definition of earnful in English:

earnful

adjective

Southern, English Regional
  • Anxious, full of strong desire or longing; sorrowful. Formerly also as adverb, as an intensifier in negative contexts: exceedingly, very.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Laurence Andrewe (fl. c1520–1530), printer and translator. From earn + -ful.

Pronunciation

earnful

/ˈəːnf(ʊ)l/