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sincerity

[sin-ser-i-tee] /sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti/
noun, plural sincerities.
1.
freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or duplicity; probity in intention or in communicating; earnestness.
Origin of sincerity
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin sincēritās. See sincere, -ity
Related forms
supersincerity, noun
Synonyms
truth, candor, frankness. See honor.
Antonyms
duplicity.
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n.

early 15c., "honesty, genuineness," from Middle French sinceritie (early 16c., Modern French sincérité) and directly from Latin sinceritatem (nominative sinceritas) "purity, soundness, wholeness," from sincerus "whole, clean, uninjured," figuratively "sound, genuine, pure, true, candid, truthful" (see sincere).

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