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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 earnestness
 認真;正經

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ear·nest·ness, n. The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety.
    An honest earnestness in the young man's manner.   --W. Irving.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 earnestness
      n 1: an earnest and sincere feeling [syn: seriousness, sincerity]
      2: the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not
         necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice [syn: seriousness,
          serious-mindedness, sincerity] [ant: frivolity]