But while his stated campaign strategy is hugely untenable—more on that below—he insists his intentions are sincere.
The angry and defensive manner is replaced by a sincere warmth and geniality.
It would have been a sincere and needed message to the world that the football culture will no longer be sustained.
Suppose I have a sincere religious belief that if I stop at a stop sign, God kills a kitten.
“It was a sincere apology that I had inadvertently offended her,” Cherry testified.
About that time the Bishops in assembly asked, "Is Simeon sincere?"
Their college friendship had been sincere, and a few years do not change a thing like that.
It is still more surprising to realize how sincere and devoted is all this homage.
There is no wickedness in any disinterested and sincere opinion.
I have sincere esteem for all who have been affected by them, having passed with them eight years of great harmony and affection.
1530s, "pure, unmixed," from Middle French sincere (16c.), from Latin sincerus, of things, "whole, clean, pure, uninjured, unmixed," figuratively "sound, genuine, pure, true, candid, truthful," of uncertain origin. Ground sense seems to be "that which is not falsified." Meaning "free from pretense or falsehood" in English is from 1530s.
There has been a temptation to see the first element as Latin sine "without." But there is no etymological justification for the common story that the word means "without wax" (*sin cerae), which is dismissed out of hand by OED and others, and the stories invented to justify that folk etymology are even less plausible. Watkins has it as originally "of one growth" (i.e. "not hybrid, unmixed"), from PIE *sm-ke-ro-, from *sem- "one" (see same) + root of crescere "to grow" (see crescent).