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earnestness

Noun

1 an earnest and sincere feeling [syn: seriousness, sincerity]
2 the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice [syn: seriousness, serious-mindedness, sincerity] [ant: frivolity]

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

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