Definition of earnest


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • earnest is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 7 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • earnest is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 8 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of earnest

  • characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions (adjective)

    Examples

    1. both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate

    Synonyms

    1. sincere
    2. solemn

  • not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. businesslike

  • sincerely earnest (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. dear
    2. devout
    3. heartfelt

  • something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract (noun)

See definition of earnest in Merriam Webster