earnestness

The word “earnestness” has 3 syllables: earn-est-ness.

It's pronounced as /ˈɜːrnɪstnəs/.


What is synonym and antonym for earnestness?

In the thesaurus, “earnestness” has 16 synonyms and 17 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for earnestness along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for earnestness

  • ardor
  • devotion
  • earnest
  • enthusiasm
  • fervor
  • firmness
  • gravity
  • intensity
  • intentness
  • seriousness
  • sincerity
  • solemnity
  • tenacity
  • urgency
  • warmth
  • zeal

Antonyms for earnestness

  • apathy
  • coldness
  • coolness
  • facetiousness
  • flightiness
  • flippancy
  • frivolity
  • frivolousness
  • indifference
  • lethargy
  • levity
  • lightheartedness
  • lightness
  • play
  • shallowness
  • superficiality
  • weakness

Meanings of earnestness

  • noun
    1. The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness.

Example Sentences

  • The earnestness in her voice conveyed the sincerity of her apology.
  • His earnestness during the job interview impressed the hiring committee.
  • The speaker addressed the audience with earnestness, emphasizing the importance of the cause.
  • In negotiations, the parties appreciated the mutual earnestness in finding a compromise.
  • The teacher commended the student for the genuine earnestness shown in their pursuit of knowledge.

On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to earnestness, such as: apathy, ardor, coldness, coolness, devotion, earnest, enthusiasm.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

Related Words

earnest

  • ardent
  • diligent
  • earnestness
  • fervent
  • gravity
  • heartfelt
  • impassioned
  • intentness
  • passionate
  • purposeful
  • serious
  • sincere
  • sober
  • solemn
  • somber
  • stern
  • thoughtful
  • urgent

zeal

  • ardor
  • determination
  • devotion
  • diligence
  • eagerness
  • earnestness
  • enthusiasm
  • fanaticism
  • fervor
  • gusto
  • inclination
  • intensity
  • passion
  • perseverance
  • sincerity
  • spirit
  • urgency
  • verve
  • vigor
  • warmth
  • zest

zealousness

  • ardor
  • devotion
  • eagerness
  • earnestness
  • emotion
  • energy
  • enthusiasm
  • exuberance
  • feeling
  • fervor
  • frenzy
  • fury
  • intensity
  • interest
  • joy
  • passion
  • piety
  • seriousness
  • sincerity
  • spirit
  • warmth
  • zeal
  • zealotry

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