Definition of sincerely in English:



  • In a sincere or genuine way.

    ‘I sincerely hope that we shall have a change of government’
    ‘a sincerely held belief’
    • ‘I know he has thought long and hard about this and I sincerely hope he enjoys his time in Dublin.’
    • ‘No country or people could deserve what happened, and I sincerely hope to God it never happens again.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope not, but if you are, have you considered having yourself frozen?’
    • ‘Yes, agreed if they so desire, that is their right, but I sincerely hope they are not forced to.’
    • ‘My heart goes out to Malcolm and I sincerely hope he finds somewhere better to live than another drainpipe.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope that they will feel able to accept the Vicar's invitation to return to us.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope that harsh and hard lessons are learnt from this which aren't casually forgotten.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope this man will reflect on my response and consider his action in the event of a similar occurrence.’
    • ‘Ross County will sincerely hope their recent scoreless set of results is no indication of any lasting trend.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope we don't get rid of our trams by then, or this dream will never become a reality.’
    • ‘And I sincerely hope that the new body will keep up the momentum and emphasis on that.’
    • ‘We here at the firm sincerely hope that you do not take these criticisms as a complete rejection of your application.’
    • ‘He seemed a really genuine guy and sincerely appreciated that we had been following the tour.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope that you've gained the benefit of similar nuggets of existence recently.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope it is not used as a lifestyle choice for designing when you want to have children.’
    • ‘We sincerely hope the government will be ready to come out with the right response.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope that the general public will not be put off from an excellent venue by the contents of the report.’
    • ‘It's been a fight of forty years that I sincerely hope others will take on.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope that the democratic majority of the British electorate will do likewise.’
    • ‘I sincerely hope your next article will tell us it has been cancelled - dead and buried!’
    genuinely, honestly, really, with all sincerity, truly, truthfully, wholeheartedly, with all one's heart, from the bottom of one's heart, earnestly, fervently, seriously
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  • yours sincerely

    • A formula used to end a letter, typically a formal one in which the recipient is addressed by name.

      ‘Yours sincerely, Harold Cohn’
      • ‘Thank you for such a great article. Sincerely yours, Jmr’
      • ‘Your haunting articles… unable to publish… disturbing and dramatic… general public should not be made aware… returning them with great regret… Very sincerely yours, The London Press.’
      • ‘Have a nice day! Yours sincerely, The Innocence Panel.’