1) ADV-GRADED: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj If you say or feel something sincerely, you really mean or feel it, and are not pretending.

`Congratulations,' he said sincerely.

...sincerely held religious beliefs...

`I sincerely hope we shall meet again', he said...

He sincerely believed he was acting in both women's best interests.

2) CONVENTION In Britain, people write `Yours sincerely' before their signature at the end of a formal letter when they have addressed it to someone by name. In the United States, people usually write `Sincerely yours' or `Sincerely' instead.

Yours sincerely, James Brown.

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sincerely — sin‧cere‧ly [sɪnˈsɪəli ǁ ˈsɪr ] adverb Yours sincerely Sincerely yours an expression used to end a formal letter. You use this expression when you have addressed the person you are writing to by name, rather than Dear Sir or Dear Madam compare… …   Financial and business terms

  • Sincerely — ist eine amerikanische R B und Pop Ballade, die weltweit in der Fassung der McGuire Sisters bekannt wurde. Sincerely wird oft als Hintergrundmusik in deutschen Fernsehfilmen verwendet, um den Zuschauer in die Zeit des gerade beginnenden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sincerely — álbum de estudio de melody. Publicación 21 de Enero, 2004 (Japón) Grabación 2002 2004 Género(s) J Pop Duración …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sincerely — Sin*cere ly, adv. In a sincere manner. Specifically: (a) Purely; without alloy. Milton. (b) Honestly; unfeignedly; without dissimulation; as, to speak one s mind sincerely; to love virtue sincerely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sincerely — For Yours sincerely, see letter forms …   Modern English usage

  • sincerely — index faithfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sincerely — (adv.) 1530s, from SINCERE (Cf. sincere) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As a subscription to letters, recorded from 1702 …   Etymology dictionary

  • sincerely — [adv] seriously, honestly aboveboard, candidly, deeply, earnestly, frankly, from bottom of heart, genuinely, in all conscience, in all sincerity, ingenuously, in good faith, naturally, profoundly, really, truly, truthfully, wholeheartedly,… …   New thesaurus

  • Sincerely — The term sincerely may refer to:*Sincerely (song) , a 1954 song by Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed *Sincerely (melody. album) , an album by melody. *Sincerely (Twilley album) , an album by Dwight Twilley Band *Sincerely, an album by Cliff Richard… …   Wikipedia

  • sincerely — sin|cere|ly [sınˈsıəli US ˈsır ] adv 1.) if you feel or believe something sincerely, you really feel or believe it and are not just pretending = ↑truly ▪ I sincerely hope I ll see her again. ▪ We are sincerely grateful for your help. 2.) (yours)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”