Definitions for sinceritysɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sin•cer•i•ty*sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnestness; probity.

* Syn: See honor.

Origin of sincerity:

1540–50; < L sincēritās. See sincere , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. earnestness, seriousness, sincerity(noun)

    an earnest and sincere feeling

  2. sincerity(noun)

    the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical

    "his sincerity inspired belief"; "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"

  3. sincerity, unassumingness(noun)

    a quality of naturalness and simplicity

    "the simple sincerity of folk songs"

  4. seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerity(noun)

    the trait of being serious

    "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sincerity(noun)ɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti

    genuineness and honesty

    I doubted his sincerity.


  1. sincerity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense.

  2. Origin: From sincérité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sincerity(noun)

    the quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness


  1. Sincerity

    Sincerity is the virtue of one who speaks and acts truly about his or her own feelings, thoughts, and desires.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sincerity

    in Carlyle's ethics the one test of all worth in a human being, that he really with his whole soul means what he is saying and doing, and is courageously ready to front time and eternity on the stake.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sincerity

    1. A mental attitude acquired after long practise by man, in order to conceal his ulterior motives. 2. To be childish, to be senile. 3. To lack invention, imagination or character. (A sincere man is one who bluffs only a part of the time.)

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of being sincere

The sincerity of his comments was obvious to all.

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