- 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 sincerity
Was it because of his sincerity to support women or was it to build his personal brand?Tech’s Male ‘Feminists’ Aren’t Helping
Cate Huston, Karen Catlin
December 8, 2014
The fact is, many people will question your sincerity if you just keep going to black churches in search of black votes.What Paul Ryan Gets Right About Race
August 21, 2014
Kim approached her career with tenacity and sincerity; any sort of coolness, remove, or privacy was not a luxury she could afford.Kim Kardashian Isn't the Butt of Jokes Anymore
August 14, 2014
It has its own heartbeat and a sincerity and entertainment value, and is quite uplifting.Pierce Brosnan’s Life After Bond: From Action Hero to Losing His Daughter to Cancer
July 2, 2014
But the most unsettling feature of such assessments is their sincerity.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
March 22, 2014
It continued musically low, but there was in it the insistent note of sincerity.
Presently, however, the sincerity and persistence of the girl won him over.
The sincerity of him was excuse enough for the seeming indelicacy of the question.
The quality of sincerity in Dick's voice was more convincing than any vow might have been.
For the first time, he found himself believing in her sincerity.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for sincerity
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).