The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness. (noun)
Examples of word earnestness
Since there is a certain earnestness and intensity ...
Kev, I tend tend be jovial by nature but I do not accept that earnestness is the same as seriousness.
It could use a little more wisecracking and a little less breathless earnestness, but breathless earnestness is just so you!!!!
It was well for the success of Mac's first crusade that his hearers were gentlemen and sober, so his outburst was not received with jeers or laughter but listened to in silence, while the expression of the faces changed from one of surprise to regret and respect, for earnestness is always effective and championship of this sort seldom fails to touch hearts as yet unspoiled.
And what deep earnestness is conveyed by the redoubling of this title!