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sincerity

[sin-ser-i-tee] /sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti/
noun, plural sincerities.
1.
freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or duplicity; probity in intention or in communicating; earnestness.
Origin of sincerity
1540-1550
From the Latin word sincēritās, dating back to 1540-50. See sincere, -ity
Related forms
supersincerity, noun
Synonyms
truth, candor, frankness.
Antonyms
duplicity.
Synonym Study
See honor.
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  • It continued musically low, but there was in it the insistent note of sincerity.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Presently, however, the sincerity and persistence of the girl won him over.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • The sincerity of him was excuse enough for the seeming indelicacy of the question.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • The quality of sincerity in Dick's voice was more convincing than any vow might have been.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • For the first time, he found himself believing in her sincerity.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for sincerity
n.

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).

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