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What Does Earnest Mean?

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Earnest means a feeling or an emotion that is characterised by demonstrating extreme sincerity or genuineness. To be earnest means to be focused or sincere with respect to the intentioned issue. When one is earnest to do something, he or she is determined or seriously motivated to do it.Earnest can also mean something that is of a grave or serious nature.

In monetary terms, earnest also refers to the amount that is given as an advance payment as a means of agreement for a contract. It refers to an indication of a future gain, an assurance. It is something that pledges the repayment of a favour or obligation in monetary terms.
In law terms, earnest refers to something of monetary significance that is received by one individual or group from another to legally pledge a contract.

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