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Another word for earnest

  1. Marked by sober sincerity

  2. Full of or marked by dignity and seriousness

  3. Having great consequence or weight

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  1. Something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation

      1. A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      2. A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
      3. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
      1. Something serving as an indication, proof, or expression of something else; a sign:
      2. Something that signifies or evidences authority, validity, or identity:
      3. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
      1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
      2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
      3. A group or department of private guards:
      1. A solemn binding promise to do, give, or refrain from doing something:
      2. Something given or held as security to guarantee payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation.
      3. The condition of something thus given or held:
      1. Something given as security for a loan; a pledge or guaranty.
      2. The condition of being held as a pledge against the payment of a loan:
      3. A person serving as security; a hostage.
      1. A promise to be answerable for the debt or obligation of another in the event of nonpayment or nonperformance.
      2. Something given as security for the execution, completion, or existence of something else.
      3. The act of providing such security.

Another word for earnest

  1. Zealous

  2. Solemn

      1. Having considerable weight; heavy.
      2. Burdensome; oppressive:
      3. Of great consequence; serious or momentous:
      1. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
      2. Abstaining from or habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic drink or other intoxicants:
      3. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
      1. An excavation for the interment of a corpse.
      2. A place of burial.
      3. Death or extinction:
      1. Careful in thought, full of concern, or restrained and dignified in manner; somber or grave:
      2. Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
      3. Intended for sophisticated people.