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English noun: sincerity

1. sincerity (feeling) an earnest and sincere feeling


Synonymsearnestness, seriousness


Broader (hypernym)gravity, solemnity

2. sincerity (attribute) the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical


SamplesHis sincerity inspired belief.
They demanded some proof of my sincerity.


Broader (hypernym)truthfulness


Narrower (hyponym)heartiness, singleness, straightforwardness, wholeheartedness


Attributeinsincere, sincere


Antonymsinsincerity, falseness, hollowness

3. sincerity (attribute) a quality of naturalness and simplicity


SamplesThe simple sincerity of folk songs.


Synonymsunassumingness


Broader (hypernym)naturalness

4. sincerity (attribute) the trait of being serious


SamplesA lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness.


Synonymsearnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)commitment, committedness, graveness, gravity, sedateness, soberness, sobriety, solemness, solemnity, somberness, sombreness, staidness


Attributefrivolous, serious


Antonymsfrivolity, frivolousness









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