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.
References in classic literature ?
This loss, however great, he bore like a man of sense and constancy, though it must be confest he would often talk a little whimsically on this head; for he sometimes said he looked on himself as still married, and considered his wife as only gone a little before him, a journey which he should most certainly, sooner or later, take after her; and that he had not the least doubt of meeting her again in a place where he should never part with her more--sentiments for which his sense was arraigned by one part of his neighbours, his religion by a second, and his sincerity by a third.
"How I envy you," she replied, with the utmost sincerity.
Elinor could have given her immediate relief by suggesting the possibility of its being Miss Morton's mother, rather than her own, whom they were about to behold; but instead of doing that, she assured her, and with great sincerity, that she did pity her--to the utter amazement of Lucy, who, though really uncomfortable herself, hoped at least to be an object of irrepressible envy to Elinor.
In much that he said in exaltation of rural life he was but pleading indirectly for that sincerity, that perfect fidelity to one's own inward presentations, to the precise features of the picture within, without which any profound poetry is impossible.
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.
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.
"You've never been wanting to me, Godfrey," said Nancy, with quiet sincerity. "My only trouble would be gone if you resigned yourself to the lot that's been given us."
Tell me Augusta with sincerity; did you ever know me consult his inclinations or follow his Advice in the least trifling Particular since the age of fifteen?"
Perhaps it was sincerity. He did not seem to care much about the Paris he was now seeing for the first time (I did not count the visit with his wife), and he accepted sights which must have been strange to him without any sense of astonishment.
I was astonished at the sincerity and temper of this pious Papist, as much as I was oppressed by the power of his reasoning; and it presently occurred to my thoughts, that if such a temper was universal, we might be all Catholic Christians, whatever Church or particular profession we joined in; that a spirit of charity would soon work us all up into right principles; and as he thought that the like charity would make us all Catholics, so I told him I believed, had all the members of his Church the like moderation, they would soon all be Protestants.
But the sweet sincerity of joy and peace which I draw from this alliance with my brother's soul is the nut itself whereof all nature and all thought is but the husk and shell.
Again, we have known you long, and can put the most entire confidence in your truth, candor, and sincerity. Every one who has heard you speak has felt, and, I am confident, every one who reads your book will feel, persuaded that you give them a fair specimen of the whole truth.