- freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or duplicity; probity in intention or in communicating; earnestness.
Origin of sincerity
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Examples from the Web for sincerities
He had long been a connoisseur in the sincerities and evasions of color-tones.Against The Grain
Once you got over his remarkable aptitude for sincerities he had an excellent heart.Gray youth
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).