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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
1‘we are in earnest about stopping burglaries’
serious, not joking, sincere, wholehearted, genuine
committed, firm, resolute, resolved, determined, insistent
2‘he started writing in earnest after the war’
zealously, purposefully, determinedly, resolutely, with enthusiasm, with dedication, with commitment
ardently, fervently, fervidly, passionately, wholeheartedly
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