Definition: truthful; honest
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): sincere, heartfelt
Antonym(s): insincere, thoughtless
1. You’re expected to give earnest answers while on the witness stand.
2. If you’d given the police officer an earnest response to his questions, you wouldn’t be in jail right now.
3. John was fired when his boss discovered he hadn’t been earnest on his employment application.