Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From Middle French sincérité.

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