sincerity
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /sɪnˈsɛɹəti/
Noun

sincerity

  1. The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iii]:
      I protest, in the sincerity of love.
    • Sincerity is a duty no less plain than important.
    • Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
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