Ernest

Part of speech: adjective

Serious; important.

Part of speech: adjective

Zealous; fervent.

Part of speech: adverb

Ernestly.

Part of speech: noun

Ernestness.

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Usage examples "ernest":

  1. What must Ernest think of you!" - "Jewel's Story Book", Clara Louise Burnham.
  2. " That's right, Sherm, you did," put in Ernest who was usually fair. - "Chicken Little Jane", Lily Munsell Ritchie.
  3. It cannot belong to a woman, so it went to his brother Ernest, instead of his niece Victoria. - "Young Folks' History of England", Charlotte M. Yonge.