sincerely Definition

  • 1in a way that is genuine, honest, and without pretense
  • 2used to end a formal letter or email, expressing genuine goodwill towards the recipient

Using sincerely: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sincerely" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I sincerely apologize for my mistake.

  • Example

    She spoke sincerely about her feelings.

  • Example

    Sincerely yours, John Smith.

sincerely Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for sincerely

Phrases with sincerely

  • yours sincerely

    a polite formula used to end a letter, especially one sent to someone you do not know very well


    Yours sincerely, Jane Doe.

  • to express a strong desire or wish for something to happen


    I sincerely hope that we can resolve this issue soon.

  • to hold a strong conviction or belief about something


    I sincerely believe that we can make a difference in the world.

Origins of sincerely

from Latin 'sincerus', meaning 'pure, clean, genuine'


Summary: sincerely in Brief

The adverb 'sincerely' [sɪnˈsɪrli] means genuinely, honestly, and without pretense. It is often used to express goodwill at the end of a formal letter or email, as in 'Sincerely yours, John Smith.' 'Sincerely' can also be used in phrases like 'yours sincerely,' and 'sincerely hope,' expressing a strong desire or belief.

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