Definition Earnest

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Definition

earnest: serious, sincere, genuine; determined
adjective
John is an earnest employee. He always works responsibly.
I appreciate your earnest response. I like people who tell the truth.

(to begin working) in earnest: (to start working) seriously, enthusiastically, genuinely
idiom
I'm ready to start the project in earnest. Just tell me what to do first and I'll do it immediately.

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