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Noun: earnestness  ur-nist-nus
  1. An earnest and sincere feeling
    - seriousness, sincerity
     
  2. The trait of being serious
    "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of earnestness";
    - seriousness, serious-mindedness, sincerity

See also: frivolous, serious

Type of: gravity, solemnity, trait