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Pos: Noun

Noun sincerity has 4 senses

1.  sincerity(n = noun.feeling) earnestness, seriousness - an earnest and sincere feeling;
is a kind of gravity, solemnity
Derived form adjective sincere2

2.  sincerity(n = noun.attribute) - the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical; "his sincerity inspired belief"; "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"
is a kind of
has particulars: heartiness, wholeheartedness, singleness, straightforwardness
Antonym: insincerity
Derived form adjective sincere1

3.  sincerity(n = noun.attribute) unassumingness - a quality of naturalness and simplicity; "the simple sincerity of folk songs"
is a kind of naturalness

4.  sincerity(n = noun.attribute) earnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"
is a kind of trait
has particulars: commitment, committedness, graveness, gravity, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness, sedateness, solemness, solemnity, staidness
Derived form adjective sincere2


sincerity, n. [L. sinceritas: cf. F. sincérité.].

   The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness. [1913 Webster]
"I protest, in the sincerity of love." [1913 Webster]
"Sincerity is a duty no less plain than important." [1913 Webster]



N  artlessness, nature, simplicity, innocence, bonhomie, naivete, abandon, candor, sincerity, singleness of purpose, singleness of heart, honesty, plain speaking, epanchement, rough diamond, matter of fact man, le palais de verite, enfant terrible, artless, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, lain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingenu, unaffected, naive, sincere, frank, open, open as day, candid, ingenuous, guileless, unsuspicious, honest, innocent, Arcadian, undesigning, straightforward, unreserved, aboveboard, simple-minded, single-minded, frank-hearted, open-hearted, single-hearted, simple-hearted, free-spoken, plain-spoken, outspoken, blunt, downright, direct, matter of fact, unpoetical, unflattering, in plain words, in plain English, without mincing the matter, not to mince the matter, Davus sum non Oedipus, liberavi animam meam, as frank as rain on cherry blossoms.


N  veracity, truthfulness, frankness truth, sincerity, candor, unreserve, honesty, fidelity, plain dealing, bona fides, love of truth, probity, ingenuousness, the truth the whole truth and nothing but the trut, honest truth, sober truth, unvarnished tale, light of truth, truthful, true, veracious, veridical, scrupulous, sincere, candid, frank, open, straightforward, unreserved, open hearted, true hearted, simple-hearted, honest, trustworthy, undissembling &c (dissemble), guileless, pure, truth- loving, unperjured, true blue, as good as one's word, unaffected, unfeigned, bona fide, outspoken, ingenuous, undisguised, uncontrived, truly, in plain words, in truth, with truth, of a truth, in good truth, as the dial to the sun, as the needle to the pole, honor bright, troth, in good sooth, in good earnest, unfeignedly, with no nonsense, in sooth, sooth to say, bona fide, in foro conscientiae, without equivocation, cartes sur table, from the bottom of one's heart, by my troth, di il vero a affronterai il diavolo, Dichtung und Wahrheit, esto quod esse videris, magna est veritas et praevalet, that golden key that opes the palace of eternity, veritas odium parit, veritatis simplex oratio est, verite sans peur.