n. something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
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earnest, businesslike
adj. not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
solemn, sincere, earnest
adj. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film with a solemn social message"
heartfelt, earnest, devout, dear
adj. earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"
adj. (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
adj. steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"
unswerving, staunch, steadfast
adj. firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"
adj. close enough to go straight to the target; "point-blank range"; "a point-blank shot"
adj. high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"
adj. not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained faithful to his wife"
fast, truehearted, loyal, firm
adj. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
adj. steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him"
adj. freely communicative; candidly straightforward; "openhearted advice"
heart-to-heart, open, candid
adj. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
adj. pointed directly ahead; "a straightforward gaze"
adj. possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
usurious, unconscionable, steep, outrageous, extortionate, exorbitant
adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
aboveboard, straightforward
adj. without concealment or deception; honest; "their business was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his business affairs"
knock-down, powerful
adj. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; "a knock-down blow"
adj. having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
adj. consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
adj. conforming to truth; "I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"; "a truthful statement"
adj. showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; "gave us a cordial reception"; "a hearty welcome"
goal-directed, purposive
adj. having a purpose; "purposive behavior"
adj. going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
purpose-made, purpose-built
adj. designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
single-minded, unbendable
adj. determined; "she was firmly resolved to be a doctor"; "single-minded in his determination to stop smoking"
sober, sedate, grave, solemn
adj. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
adj. excessively serious
adj. not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
serious-minded, thoughtful
adj. acting with or showing thought and good sense; "a sensible young man"
adj. tending to make sober or more serious; "the news had a sobering effect"
bona fide
adj. undertaken in good faith; "a bona fide offer"
adj. clearly manifest; evident; "frank enjoyment"
whole-souled, heart-whole, wholehearted
adj. with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion; "heart-whole friendship"; "gave wholehearted support to her candidacy"; "wholehearted commitment"; "demonstrated his whole-souled allegiance"
adj. without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
adj. determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north"
adj. not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"
adj. lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
adj. lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
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