sincerity


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sin·cer·i·ty

 (sĭn-sĕr′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or condition of being sincere; genuineness, honesty, and freedom from duplicity.

sin•cer•i•ty

(sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnestness; probity.
[1540–50; < Latin sincēritās. See sincere, -ity]
syn: See honor.

Sincerity

 

(See also CANDIDNESS.)

in one’s heart of heart In the deepest, innermost recesses of one’s heart; in one’s most private and pure thoughts or feelings. The first heart in this expression means ‘core’ and the second heart means ‘seat of feeling, understanding, and thought.’ Although the corrupted heart of hearts is frequently heard, the original expression as it appeared in Hamlet is heart of heart.

Give me that man
That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him
In my heart’s core—aye, in my heart of heart,
As I do thee. (III, ii)

Today this expression is used to assure the veracity or sincerity of any statement of belief.

In his heart of heart Froude would have admitted that. (Quarterly Review, October, 1895)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sincerity - an earnest and sincere feelingsincerity - an earnest and sincere feeling  
solemnity, gravity - a solemn and dignified feeling
2.sincerity - the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical; "his sincerity inspired belief"; "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"
wholeheartedness, heartiness - the quality of hearty sincerity
singleness, straightforwardness - without hypocrisy; "the singleness of his motives could not be questioned"
truthfulness - the quality of being truthful
insincerity, falseness, hollowness - the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
3.sincerity - a quality of naturalness and simplicitysincerity - a quality of naturalness and simplicity; "the simple sincerity of folk songs"
naturalness - the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"
4.sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
commitment, committedness - the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; "a man of energy and commitment"
graveness, gravity, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness - a manner that is serious and solemn
sedateness, solemness, solemnity, staidness - a trait of dignified seriousness

sincerity

Translations
صِدْق، إخْلاص
upřímnost
oprigtighed
einlægni
iskrenost

sincerity

[sɪnˈserɪtɪ] Nsinceridad f
in all sinceritycon toda sinceridad

sincerity

[sɪnˈsɛrəti] nsincérité f

sincerity

nAufrichtigkeit f; (of person also)Offenheit f; (of intention also)Ernsthaftigkeit f; in all sincerityin aller Offenheit; I was acting in all sincerity when …ich habe es ganz aufrichtig or ehrlich gemeint, als …

sincerity

[sɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ] nsincerità

sincere

(sinˈsiə) adjective
1. true; genuine. a sincere desire; sincere friends.
2. not trying to pretend or deceive. a sincere person.
sinˈcerely adverb
I sincerely hope that you will succeed.
sinˈcerity (-ˈse-) noun
the state of being sincere. The sincerity of his comments was obvious to all.
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I, too, have seen them all, and heartily believe in the sincerity of your resolution, since it begins to bear fruit.
She felt that her words lacked dignity and sincerity, and she knew that he felt it.
returned Duncan, smiling with well acted sincerity.
So also, as regards the Judge Pyncheon of to-day, neither clergyman, nor legal critic, nor inscriber of tombstones, nor historian of general or local politics, would venture a word against this eminent person's sincerity as a Christian, or respectability as a man, or integrity as a judge, or courage and faithfulness as the often-tried representative of his political party.
This I felt as soon as I had put to her the question of her sense of the child's sincerity as against my own.
Father Mapple enjoyed such a wide reputation for sincerity and sanctity, that I could not suspect him of courting notoriety by any mere tricks of the stage.
He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.
She has her mother's charm and grace and good heart and sense of justice, and she has her father's vivacity and cheerfulness and pluck and spirit of enterprise, with the affectionate disposition and sincerity of both parents.
Again, we have known you long, and can put the most entire confidence in your truth, candor, and sincerity.
Robert Martin's manners have sense, sincerity, and goodhumour to recommend them; and his mind has more true gentility than Harriet Smith could understand.
She doubted the sincerity of this assurance no more than he had doubted it himself, and she thought of it for her daughters' sake with satisfaction, though as for herself she was persuaded that a much smaller provision than 7000L would support her in affluence.
It puzzles me now to remember with what absurd sincerity I doated on this little toy, half fancying it alive and capable of sensation.