sincerity

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sinceritie, from Old French sincerité and Medieval Latin sincēritas; both from Latin sincēritas, from sincērus + -tās. Equivalent to sincere +‎ -ity.

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  • IPA(key): /sɪnˈsɛɹəti/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəti
  • Hyphenation: sin‧cer‧i‧ty
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NounEdit

 
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sincerity (countable and uncountable, plural sincerities)

  1. The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sincerity in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)