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 ?
I don't venture to doubt the sincerity of your compassion, though it comes rather late, but you seem to lack the faculty of observation.
You may have sincerity, but you have no modesty; out of the pettiest vanity you expose your sincerity to publicity and ignominy.
It was in virtue of his sincerity, of his speaking still in some sort from the heart of Nature, though in the current artificial dialect, that Johnson was a Prophet.
I give you my word," he replied with evident sincerity, "we have had no guests of that name.
And the children feel it so: Learning French and unlearning sincerity," he thought to himself, unaware that Darya Alexandrovna had thought all that over twenty times already, and yet, even at the cost of some loss of sincerity, believed it necessary to teach her children French in that way.
Had you seen, as I did, the fire of truth in those gray eyes; had you felt the ring of sincerity in that quiet voice; had you realized the pathos of it all--you, too, would believe.
He was visibly affected in a way that forbade me to entertain a doubt of his sincerity.
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.