sin·​cer·​i·​ty | \ sin-ˈser-ə-tē How to pronounce sincerity (audio) , -ˈsir-, sən- How to pronounce sincerity (audio) \

Definition of sincerity

: the quality or state of being sincere : honesty of mind : freedom from hypocrisy

Examples of sincerity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cuomo has emphatically denounced xenophobia and there is no reason to disbelieve his sincerity, but many of his policies, and certainly the cuts in his budget, will further disenfranchise her most vulnerable constituents, many of them Chinese. Leah Carroll,, "Yuh-Line Niou Is Fighting For Chinatown’s Survival," 4 May 2020 No one should be able to withstand the force of your sincerity and trustworthiness. oregonlive, "Horoscope for April 25, 2020: Happy birthday Renee Zellweger; Capricorn, you don’t need paints to be an artist," 25 Apr. 2020 At film's end, Baumer's still something of an enigma, but his sincerity and his inspirational effect on others — not only those who knew him, but also people who followed his adventures online — couldn't be more apparent. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story': Film Review | Cinequest 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 The best way to stay informed and show your sincerity is to be actively engaged in current issues through social media, blogs, print media, video, online chats, and roundtables. Donnovan Andrews, Fortune, "5 Ways Companies Can Show Their Commitment to Improving the World," 24 Sep. 2019 What makes getting that sincerity across so important to you as a reporter? Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: An oasis of pain in the Coachella Valley," 22 Apr. 2020 But Minshew’s focus and sincerity have prevented that. Adam Kilgore, The Denver Post, "How Gardner Minshew went from college nomad to mustachioed cult hero to NFL’s top rookie," 3 Oct. 2019 In an age that worships the newfangled and prioritizes speed, the Oberoi Marrakech is a purist monument to sincerity, refinement, and patience. Stephanie Rafanelli, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Oberoi Marrakech: First In," 25 Mar. 2020 West has been met with skepticism by those who doubt the sincerity of his conversion to Christianity. al, "Kanye West raps at Scott Dawson event in Pigeon Forge," 19 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sincerity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Sincerity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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sin·​cer·​i·​ty | \ sin-ˈser-ə-tē How to pronounce sincerity (audio) \

Kids Definition of sincerity

: freedom from fraud or deception : honesty

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