earnestness vs seriousness what difference

what is difference between earnestness and seriousness

English

Etymology

earnest +‎ -ness

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɝnɪstnəs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɜːnɪstnəs/
  • Hyphenation: ear‧nest‧ness

Noun

earnestness (countable and uncountable, plural earnestnesses)

  1. The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness.
    • 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[1]
      She’s joined, on the boys’ side, by Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), a baker’s son whose earnestness masks a gift for strategy that Katniss lacks.

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Anagrams

  • easternness


English

Etymology

serious +‎ -ness

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɪɹiəsnəs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɪəɹiəsnəs/
  • Hyphenation: se‧ri‧ous‧ness

Noun

seriousness (countable and uncountable, plural seriousnesses)

  1. The state or quality of being serious.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[2]
      Though Bane’s sing-song voice gives his pronouncements a funny lilt, he doesn’t have any of the Joker’s deranged wit, and Nolan isn’t interested in undercutting his seriousness for the sake of a breezier entertainment.

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