sin·​cere·​ly | \ sin-ˈsir-lē How to pronounce sincerely (audio) , sən- \

Definition of sincerely

: in a sincere or truthful way : with truth, genuineness, or straightforwardness apologizing sincerely I am sincerely sorry for your loss. George Clooney, a pleasant man, tries sincerely to give some credibility to Kelvin, and if he doesn't earn our belief, at least he has our sympathy.— Stanley Kauffman The room was quiet until a student in the back of the room let out an enormous belch and said, not too sincerely, "Sorry."— E. L. Konigsburg often used as a complimentary close with or without yours… Thank you for your attention to this matter. Sincerely, Robert BrownSincerely yours, John SmithYours sincerely, Jane Doe

First Known Use of sincerely

1560, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sincerely was in 1560

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“Sincerely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sincerely

: genuinely or truly : in a sincere or truthful way

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