Earnest vs. Solemn

Earnest vs. Solemn — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Earnest and Solemn

Earnestadjective

Showing or expressing sincerity or seriousness

an earnest gesture of goodwill.

Solemnadjective

Serious and dignified

a solemn occasion.

Earnestnoun

Earnest money.

Solemnadjective

Showing or behaving with dignified restraint or earnestness

"Spade's face was solemn except for wrinkles at the corners of his eyes" (Dashiell Hammett).

Earnestnoun

A token of something to come; a promise or assurance.

Solemnadjective

Performed with full ceremony

a solemn High Mass.

Earnestnoun

Gravity; serious purpose; earnestness.

Solemnadjective

Made with deep sincerity or invoking the force of religion

a solemn vow.

Earnestnoun

Seriousness; reality; actuality (as opposed to joking or pretence)

Solemnadjective

Dark or undecorated

a solemn forest.a solemn hall.

Earnestnoun

A sum of money paid in advance as a deposit; hence, a pledge, a guarantee, an indication of something to come.

Solemnadjective

Deeply serious and somber.

Earnestverb

(transitive) To be serious with; use in earnest.

Solemnadjective

Somberly impressive.

Earnestadjective

Serious in speech or action; eager; urgent; importunate; pressing; instant.

Solemnadjective

Performed with great ceremony.

Earnestadjective

(with a positive sense) Focused in the pursuit of an objective; eager to obtain or do.

earnest prayers

Solemnadjective

Sacred.

Earnestadjective

Intent; fixed closely.

earnest attention.

Solemnadjective

Gloomy or sombre.

Earnestadjective

Possessing or characterised by seriousness; strongly bent; intent.

an earnest disposition

Solemnadjective

dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises;

a grave God-fearing mana quiet sedate natureas sober as a judgea solemn promisethe judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence

Earnestadjective

Strenuous; diligent.

earnest efforts

Solemnadjective

characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions;

both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionatean entirely sincere and cruel tyranta film with a solemn social message

Earnestadjective

Serious; weighty; of a serious, weighty, or important nature; not trifling or feigned; important.

Earnestnoun

something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract

Earnestadjective

characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions;

both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionatean entirely sincere and cruel tyranta film with a solemn social message

Earnestadjective

earnest;

one's dearest wishdevout wishes for their successheartfelt condolences

Earnestadjective

not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal