Synonyms of earnest in English:

earnest


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adjective

1‘he had a reputation for being dreadfully earnest’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

frivolous, apathetic

2‘they were engaged in earnest prayer’

SYNONYMS

devout, heartfelt, wholehearted, sincere, impassioned, deeply felt, from the heart, full-hearted, fervent, fervid, ardent, passionate, intense, burning, urgent

literary passional, perfervid

ANTONYMS

half-hearted