One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he had a reputation for being dreadfully earnest’
serious, serious-minded, solemn, grave, sober, humourless, staid, steady, intense
committed, dedicated, assiduous, keen, diligent, zealous, industrious, hard-working
studious, thoughtful, cerebral, deep, profound, bookish, donnish
2‘they were engaged in earnest prayer’
devout, heartfelt, wholehearted, sincere, impassioned, deeply felt, from the heart, fervent, ardent, passionate, intense, burning, urgent
rare full-hearted, passional, perfervid, fervid
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