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[sin-ser-i-tee] /sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti/
noun, plural sincerities.
freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or duplicity; probity in intention or in communicating; earnestness.
Origin of sincerity
From the Latin word sincēritās, dating back to 1540-50. See sincere, -ity
Related forms
supersincerity, noun
truth, candor, frankness.
Synonym Study
See honor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had long been a connoisseur in the sincerities and evasions of color-tones.

    Against The Grain Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • Once you got over his remarkable aptitude for sincerities he had an excellent heart.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • I have no reverence for the Trust, but I am not lacking in reverence for the sincerities of the lay membership of the new Church.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin and History for sincerities



early 15c., "honesty, genuineness," from Middle French sinceritie (early 16c., Modern French sincérité) and directly from Latin sinceritatem (nominative sinceritas) "purity, soundness, wholeness," from sincerus "whole, clean, uninjured," figuratively "sound, genuine, pure, true, candid, truthful" (see sincere).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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