What does sincerity mean?

Definitions for sincerity
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earnestness, seriousness, sinceritynoun

    an earnest and sincere feeling

  2. sinceritynoun

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

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

  3. sincerity, unassumingnessnoun

    a quality of naturalness and simplicity

    "the simple sincerity of folk songs"

  4. seriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sinceritynoun

    the trait of being serious

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


  1. sinceritynoun

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

    Etymology: From sincérité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinceritynoun

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

    Etymology: [L. sinceritas: cf. F. sincrit.]


  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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  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

Examples of sincerity in a Sentence

  1. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Europe, you don't want us because the majority of our population are Muslim ... We knew it but we tried to show our sincerity.

  2. 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.

  3. Chinese Vice Premier Liu:

    We come here this time, under pressure, which shows China's greatest sincerity, and want to sincerely, confidently, and rationally resolve certain disagreements or differences facing China and the United States. I think there is hope.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love cannot adopt and adapt the way that beloved becomes under a process of judging since such practice neither represents love nor sincerity and honesty accordingly its perception and essence.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A most effective way to do charity without involving a monetary activity is to ensure sincerity of not misguiding anyone in community with own right ignorance or others wrong intention.

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    lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    • A. slip
    • B. match
    • C. intelligence
    • D. contribution

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