Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being sincere; genuineness, honesty, and freedom from duplicity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being sincere.
  • n. Freedom from duplicity, deceit, or falsehood; honesty; truthfulness.
  • n. Integrity; uprightness; faithfulness.
  • n. Synonyms See sincere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a quality of naturalness and simplicity
  • n. the trait of being serious
  • n. the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical
  • n. an earnest and sincere feeling

Etymologies

From Middle French sincérité. (Wiktionary)

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