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, full-hearted, fervent, fervid, ardent, passionate, intense, burning, urgent
literary passional, perfervid
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