complete, deep, great, total, utmost
genuine, heartfelt
fake, false, mock

‘Of course!’ I replied with mock sincerity.


He spoke these words with apparent sincerity.


a sense of emotional sincerity in each song

doubt, question

There seems no reason to doubt the sincerity of his beliefs.

There was no questioning his sincerity.

be convinced of

She wasn't yet convinced of his sincerity.

demonstrate, prove, show
with sincerity
sincerity in

He could hear the sincerity in her voice.

in all sincerity, with all sincerity (AmE)

‘Really?’ he asked in all sincerity.

lack of sincerity

His eyes betrayed his utter lack of sincerity.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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