sincerely

adverb sin·cere·ly \ sin-ˈsir-lē , 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 Brown
  • Sincerely yours, John Smith
  • Yours sincerely, Jane Doe

First Known Use of sincerely

1560

in the meaning defined above

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