Definition of sincerely in English:

sincerely

adverb

  • In a sincere or genuine way.

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

  • 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’
      • ‘Have a nice day! Yours sincerely, The Innocence Panel.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Thank you for such a great article. Sincerely yours, Jmr’

Pronunciation

sincerely

/sɪnˈsɪəli/