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Meaning of SINCERITY

Pronunciation:  sin'seritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
  2. [n]  a quality of naturalness and simplicity; "the simple sincerity of folk songs"
  3. [n]  the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical; "his sincerity inspired belief"; "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"
  4. [n]  an earnest and sincere feeling
 

SINCERITY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: earnestness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, seriousness, unassumingness
 
 Antonyms: falseness, frivolity, frivolousness, insincerity
 
 See Also: commitment, committedness, graveness, gravity, gravity, heartiness, naturalness, sedateness, singleness, soberness, sobriety, solemness, solemnity, solemnity, somberness, staidness, straightforwardness, trait, truthfulness, wholeheartedness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sin*cer"i*ty\, n. [L. sinceritas: cf. F.
sinc['e]rit['e].]
The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or
intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or
false pretense; sincereness.

      I protest, in the sincerity of love.     --Shak.

      Sincerity is a duty no less plain than important.
                                               --Knox.

 

 

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