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Meaning of EARNESTLY

Pronunciation:  'urnistlee

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  in a serious manner; "talking earnestly with his son"; "she started studying snakes in earnest"; "a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce"

EARNESTLY is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: in earnest, seriously



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ear"nest*ly\, adv.
In an earnest manner.

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