Synonyms of in earnest
▷ See earnest
1 seriouslyDictionary • Campaigning will begin in earnest tomorrow.
seriously • Seriously, though, something must be done about it.
earnestly • `Do you really mean it?' she asked earnestly.
2 genuineDictionary • I can never tell whether he is in earnest or not.
genuine • She is a very caring and genuine person.
serious • You really are serious about this, aren't you?
sincere • He accepted her apologies as sincere.
honest • It was an honest mistake on his part.
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal) • He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
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dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)genuine or right
• He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
• `Do you really mean it?' she asked earnestly.
genuineIf you describe a person as genuine, you approve of them because they are honest, truthful, and sincere in the way they live and in their relationships with other people.
• She is a very caring and genuine person.
Thesaurus for in earnest from the Collins English Thesaurus
with serious or sincere intentions