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Spanish translation of “earnest”

earnest

adjective /ˈəːnist/
serious or over-serious
serio
an earnest student She wore an earnest expression.
showing determination, sincerity or strong feeling
serio
He made an earnest attempt to improve his work.
earnestness noun
seriedad, formalidad
He went about his work with considerable earnestness.
earnestly adverb
seriamente
in earnest serious; not joking
en serio
I am in earnest when I say this.
seriously; with energy and determination
seriamente
He set to work in earnest.
(Definition of earnest from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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