Definition of "sincerity" []

  • The quality or condition of being sincere; genuineness, honesty, and freedom from duplicity. (noun)
  • Not hypocritical or deceitful; open; genuine (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Pure; unadulterated; unmixed (adjective)
  • Sound; whole (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sincerity" in a sentence
  • "But it is precisely because it is so rare and unexpected that his story catches our attention, almost provokes our amusement - in a fashion reminiscent of the cartoon of a young woman carrying a 'Make love not war' banner, stark naked, and with a bystander exclaiming, 'Now that's what I call sincerity!'"
  • ""That's what we call sincerity, daughter," said Mrs. Bobbsey."
  • "To be fool enough to believe a ramping, stamping, thumping lie: that is what you call sincerity!"