[ sin-ser-i-tee ]
/ sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti /

noun, plural sin·cer·i·ties.

freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or duplicity; probity in intention or in communicating; earnestness.

Nearby words

  1. sinbad,
  2. since,
  3. sincelejo,
  4. sincere,
  5. sincerely,
  6. sincipital,
  7. sincipital presentation,
  8. sinciput,
  9. sinclair,
  10. sinclair, upton

Origin of sincerity

From the Latin word sincēritās, dating back to 1540–50. See sincere, -ity

SYNONYMS FOR sincerity
ANTONYMS FOR sincerity

Related formssu·per·sin·cer·i·ty, noun

Synonym study

See honor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sincerities

  • 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)
  • Once you got over his remarkable aptitude for sincerities he had an excellent heart.

    Gray youth|Oliver Onions
  • He had long been a connoisseur in the sincerities and evasions of color-tones.

    Against The Grain|Joris-Karl Huysmans

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