Definition of sincerity in English:



mass noun
  • The absence of pretence, deceit, or hypocrisy.

    ‘the sincerity of his beliefs is unquestionable’
    • ‘The picture has style, but also a sincerity of sentiment that gives it distinction.’
    • ‘Thus even his opponents acknowledged his sincerity, truthfulness and honesty.’
    • ‘Humour and melancholy, sincerity and irony are as balanced as a health freak's diet.’
    • ‘Dr. Sunya values credibility, honesty and sincerity as most important qualities.’
    • ‘So far as I could tell, these people's problems were not due to lack of sincerity or earnestness.’
    • ‘His sincerity, honesty, and determination cannot be challenged, nor can the unique value of his findings.’
    • ‘Ask him whether he can say, with honesty and sincerity, that he is happy.’
    • ‘He just tells it with all the honesty and sincerity he can muster.’
    • ‘Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply again; we very much appreciate your sincerity and candour.’
    • ‘The humanity is there but depicted with such sincerity and lack of humour that it doesn't pierce the heart in the way that it should.’
    • ‘He spoke with a sincerity, she knew he was telling her the truth about his name.’
    • ‘His dark eyes stared back, full of rawness, honesty and uncompromising sincerity.’
    • ‘It is important to choose a mate who respects those fine qualities of compassion and sincerity.’
    • ‘Something to do with the way he could project genuine sincerity, humour, insightfulness and compassion.’
    • ‘One must admire the quality of sincerity that Anita brings to her poetry.’
    • ‘It takes a lot of output in the way of your sincerity, your commitment, and your genuineness.’
    • ‘She winced at the sound of his cold voice; she didn't doubt the sincerity of his words.’
    • ‘His sincerity and good faith are obvious as is his passionate identification with those at the bottom of the heap.’
    • ‘Mr Dobson is a man of impeccable character, integrity, and genuine sincerity.’
    • ‘I sensed her genuine sincerity and seeing that her eyes were beginning to mist over, guessed that she would be one to share the sorrow.’
    honesty, genuineness, truthfulness, good faith, lack of deceit, integrity, probity, trustworthiness
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