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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

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Origin: [L. sinceritas: cf. F. sincrit.]

Freebase

  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.)

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sincerity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sincerity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Confucius:

    Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

  2. Jean Giraudoux:

    The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

  4. General Gregorio Catapang:

    The declaration of the suspension of military offensive against the New People's Army will highlight the government's sincerity to pursue peace.

  5. Oscar W. Firkins:

    All men love peace in their armchairs after dinner but they disbelieve the other nations's professions, rightly measuring its sincerity by their own.

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