adjective, sin·cer·er, sin·cer·est.
- sinatra, frank,
- sincipital presentation,
Origin of sincere
Examples from the Web for sincerely
The best that can be said for these budding radicals is that at least they sincerely hate the thing they so viciously attack.
Why do they sincerely try to restore, or preserve, the line between the two, and get heartbroken when the line fails?
But Brown sincerely believes all our pain is self-inflicted.
Others are clinicians, sincerely interested in anything that can help their clients stop suffering.
It's a considerable compliment to both men that they could sincerely like, and sincerely dislike, each other--yet coexist.
She is sincerely glad, and yet—is she incapable of inspiring a lasting regard?Floyd Grandon's Honor|Amanda Minnie Douglas
At any rate, I make no doubt it will be pleasant: and I sincerely hope to see you all at it.Johnny Ludlow. First Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
On the contrary, I sincerely admire you—and congratulate you!The Romantic Lady|Michael Arlen
It is sincerely hoped that what is herein written may be useful and helpful to those engaged in teaching children to sing.The Child-Voice in Singing|Francis E. Howard
If a man advocates frankly and sincerely a scheme for enriching himself at the public expense we condemn him.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Word Origin for sincere
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).