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earnest

Definition of earnest:

part of speech: noun

Money given in hand to assure a bargain; first- fruits; pledge; assurance; in Scot.

part of speech: adjective

Done with a will; with hearty endeavour to attain the end aimed at; eager to obtain; zealous; sincere; serious.

part of speech: adverb

Earnestly.

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