sincerely

adverb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1560, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sincerely was in 1560

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Cite this Entry

“Sincerely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sincerely. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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