sincerity

noun

sin·​cer·​i·​ty sin-ˈser-ə-tē How to pronounce sincerity (audio)
-ˈsir-,
sən- How to pronounce sincerity (audio)
: the quality or state of being sincere : honesty of mind : freedom from hypocrisy

Examples of sincerity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Workplaces can still feel penalty for their sincerity towards inclusivity. Simone E. Morris, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 In her creative process, the roots singer prioritizes authenticity and sincerity. Walaa Elsiddig, Billboard, 26 Mar. 2024 The sincerity and the hard work can’t seem to shepherd these Southern characters into the modest domain of the plausible. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Most people appreciate that sincerity over cliché lines (which can come off as generic and even dismissive). Jenna Ryu, SELF, 18 Mar. 2024 The film, written by Joe Eszterhas, is an uncanny mix of sincerity and cynicism. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2024 There’s a sweet sincerity to the performance, and the audience is enthusiastic and encouraging. Jonah Gercke, SPIN, 15 Mar. 2024 These textiles have both a quiet playfulness and deep sincerity. Grace Edquist, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024 Brad Pitt, Ke Huy Quan and Daniel Kaluuya nailed the assignment in recent years, giving speeches that struck an endearing balance of humor and sincerity, but always with a dash of the unexpected. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sincerity was in the 15th century

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“Sincerity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sincerity. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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