- Antonyms of EARNEST
loose, light, dalliance, flippancy, lightheartedness, slack, brainless, lunatic, dispassionate, daft, unthoughtful, screwball, facetiousness, jesting, Weak-minded, play, ludic, kooky, high-spiritedness, insane, nonsensical, superficial, frigid, negligent, half-witted, lightness, balmy, superficiality, unsteady, zany, joking, kittenish, inconstant, thoughtless, hilarious, weak, Unpassionate, insincere, flippant, unconcerned, uninterested, uproarious, unenthusiastic, asinine, wobbly, unmoved, calm, frivolity, cheerfulness, loony, levity, crazy, senseless, Dilettantism, witless, unseriousness, flightiness, indifference, frivolousness, heedless, glee, cuckoo, wacky, careless, untrustworthy, unserious, apathetic, cockeyed, changeable, stony, unimportant, irresolute, indifferent, unpurposeful, mirth, merriment, wavering, sappy, nutty, unfixed, gaiety, purposeless, unwise, trifling, Half-hearted, trivial, unexcited, couldn't-care-less, mad, cold, fatuous, foolish, dotty, unmindful, cool, jerky, regardless, Daffy, stolid, unconcern, shallowness, apathy, unstable, phlegmatic.
- Examples of usage:
- " Well, you have made Madame Bathurst think you were in earnest, my dear," replied she; " and I thought so too, and have this morning promised that you shall go with her. - "Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
- Only"- and the child suddenly grew earnest-" will she be like me?" - "John Halifax, Gentleman" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
- The more earnest he became, the less could she make out his meaning. - "Esther" by Henry Adams