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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.


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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