sincerely

adverb
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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“Sincerely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sincerely. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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