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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sincerely, unfeignedly, trulyadverb

    with sincerity; without pretense

    "she praised him sincerely for his victory"; "was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher"; "we are truly sorry for the inconvenience"

  2. sincerely, sincerely yoursadverb

    written formula for ending a letter


  1. sincerelyadverb

    In a sincere or earnest manner; honestly.

    I sincerely hope they make it home safely.

  2. sincerelyadverb

    A conventional formula for ending a letter, used when the salutation addresses the person for whom the letter is intended by his or her name.

    Please consider it carefully and let me know what you decide.

  3. Etymology: from sincerus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sincerelyadverb

    Honestly; without hypocrisy; with purity of heart.

    Etymology: from sincere.

    The purer and perfecter our religion is, the worthier effects it hath in them who stedfastly and sincerely embrace it. Richard Hooker.

    That you may, fair lady,
    Perceive I speak sincerely, the king’s majesty
    Does purpose honour to you. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    In your whole reasoning, keep your mind sincerely intent in the pursuit of truth. Isaac Watts, Logick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sincerelyadverb

    in a sincere manner

  2. Sincerelyadverb

    purely; without alloy

  3. Sincerelyadverb

    honestly; unfeignedly; without dissimulation; as, to speak one's mind sincerely; to love virtue sincerely


  1. Sincerely

    "Sincerely" is a popular song written by Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed and published in 1954. It was originally recorded by The Moonglows, who scored a #1 one single on the Billboard R&B Juke Box chart and #20 on the Billboard Top 100 charts. The best-selling version was a pop cover recorded by The McGuire Sisters, entering the charts in 1954 and reaching number one the next year. Many R&B collectors decry the cover version by the McGuire Sisters which kept the Moonglows off the Pop charts, but the Moonglows' version stole lyrics from a 1951 Dominoes tune, "That's What You're Doing To Me". The bridge in both songs is almost identical: "Lord, won't you tell me/ Why I love that woman so?/ She doesn't want me/ But I'll never let her go". In 1988 the country quartet Forester Sisters reached #8 on the Billboard Hot Country chart with their remake of the song.


  1. Sincerely

    Sincerely Inc was founded in 2011 with the mission of making it easy to send a printed photo, the world’s most ubiquitous gift, from your phone.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sincerely' in Adverbs Frequency: #407

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sincerely in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sincerely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sincerely in a Sentence

  1. Keith Noll:

    We know that the news of this potential risk of infection may be concerning to our open-heart patients, and we sincerely regret any distress that it may create for those patients and their families.

  2. Susan Petrocelli:

    Los Osos High School is taking every step possible to correct and investigate a regrettable misprint discovered in the yearbook. We sincerely apologize.

  3. President Biden:

    I'm not complaining. It's, you know, 12, 14 hours a day. No complaints. I really mean that sincerely, i'm doing a lot more work is being in a situation where I'm able to … be deeply involved in … these off-year elections. We're going to be raising a lot of money. We're going to be out there making sure that we're helping all of those candidates.

  4. Mike Wayne:

    The headline of the article is inappropriate and should have been recognized and removed during the editing process, while the headline quotes a line in a song, and was not intended to come across as offensive, it has, and we sincerely apologize.

  5. Chizuo Matsumoto:

    I started to feel like QAnon was manipulating people who loved Trump and exploiting them for a different purpose, i think that in Japan, people didn't fully understand what QAnon was. Some people got sucked in because they sincerely supported Trump and thought that Q also endorsed him.

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    very close or connected in space or time
    • A. soft-witted
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