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The quality or condition of being sincere; genuineness, honesty, and freedom from duplicity.


(sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti)

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



(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
sincerity - 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


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[sɪnˈserɪtɪ] Nsinceridad f
in all sinceritycon toda sinceridad


[sɪnˈsɛrəti] nsincérité f


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 …


[sɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ] nsincerità


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Our word "sincere" is derived from sine cero , without wax, but the learned are not in agreement as to whether this refers to the absence of the cabalistic signs, or to that of the wax with which letters were formerly closed from public scrutiny.
My straw-colored moustache, grown in the flat after a protracted holiday, again preserved the most disappointing dimensions, and was still invisible in certain lights without wax. So far from discerning the desperate criminal who has "done time" once, and deserved it over and over again, the superior but superficial observer might have imagined that he detected a certain element of folly in my face.
Without wax, it would be necessary to increase their concentration significantly (figure 7).
The second sample was kept at refrigerated temperature (4 +- 2 degC) with code MWR (mangoes with sunflower wax coating and kept at refrigerated temperature whereas, third sample control without wax coatings and kept at room as coded as MT (mangoes without sunflower wax coating and kept at room temperature) and fourth set was kept at refrigerated temperature and coded MR (mangoes without sunflower wax coating and kept at refrigerated temperature) respectively.
And that was without wax, under ideal classroom conditions.