Synonyms and Antonyms of earnestness
a mental state free of jesting or trifling <practiced the art of acting with great earnestness> Synonyms earnest, graveness, gravity, intentness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnity, solemnness, staidness Related Words gravitas, humorlessness; decisiveness, deliberation, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolve; absorption, attentiveness, concentration, engrossment, enthrallment, immersion, intensity Near Antonyms lightness, shallowness, superficiality; dalliance, dilettantism; cheerfulness, gaiety (also gayety), glee, high-spiritedness, merriment, mirth Antonyms facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, levity, lightheartedness, lightness, play, unseriousness
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