There are 2 main translations of earnest in Spanish

: earnest1earnest2

earnest1

serio, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈəːnɪst//ˈərnəst/

adjective

  • 1

    (serious)
    (expression/look) serio
    he's terribly earnest se lo toma todo muy en serio
    • In fact, I was quickly and forcibly won over by the band's earnest performance.
    • Meanwhile both governments should make earnest efforts to improve the conditions on their side of the state.
    • The truth was more that the agenda didn't fit with her sincere and earnest style, so why should she change in order to fit it?
    • Basic errors are repeated time and again, despite fine words and earnest assurances to this committee.
    • Instead, earnest students of public policy are expected to read them onscreen as retrieved via the internet.
    • But laughs are in short supply here: the tone is earnest, lightened only occasionally by very dry wit.
    • They were so grateful for my muddled, yet earnest, attempts at educational help that it was a permanent embarrassment to me.
    • What his earnest colleagues in the Society made of it I could not tell.
    • It is far too flippant and casual to be taken seriously, and at the same time it is so earnest that it's impossible to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
    • He was a very earnest and intense young man, whose character was in keeping with his guitar playing.
    • As he sliced bread for the meal Brother Danny chuckled at the intensely earnest youth.
    • If you are looking for something with all the earnest passion and intensity of a real superhero story, you may have a hard time.
    • Sooner or later everyone become convinced of how earnest and truthful he was.
    • In hushed, earnest tones, she spoke of the things her heart desired.
    • From her earnest tone and steady gaze, he had no doubts as to the sincerity of her question.
    • It will be a serious and earnest review of how well the world has lived up to its obligations to children.
    • She looked so earnest it was hard not to laugh, though out of respect Leah held her laugh.
    • As you may have already discovered - and if you have not, give it earnest thought - there is more to life than work.
    • It is only through such earnest conversation that we can hope to approach clarity.
    • On Friday I debated my theory in deep and earnest detail with a representative of the profession.
    • It was a touching tribute never since accorded to any other author, and an earnest of the esteem in which he was held.
    • It is but a trifle that Sauron fancies, and an earnest of your good will.
  • 2formal

    (sincere)
    (effort/attempt) serio
    (attempt/effort) concienzudo
    (wish) ferviente

noun

  • 1

    (determined, sincere)
    in earnest de verdad
    • she's in earnest about becoming a writer está seriamente decidida a hacerse escritora
    • I'm in deadly earnest lo digo muy en serio
    • work has begun in earnest el trabajo ha empezado en serio / de verdad

There are 2 main translations of earnest in Spanish

: earnest1earnest2

earnest2

fianza, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈəːnɪst//ˈərnəst/

noun

  • 1

    fianza feminine
  • 2

    (guarantee)
    prenda feminine literary