[ sin-seer ]
/ sɪnˈsɪər /

adjective, sin·cer·er, sin·cer·est.

free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
genuine; real: a sincere effort to improve; a sincere friend.
pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
Obsolete. sound; unimpaired.

Nearby words

  1. sinatra,
  2. sinatra, frank,
  3. sinbad,
  4. since,
  5. sincelejo,
  6. sincerely,
  7. sincerity,
  8. sincipital,
  9. sincipital presentation,
  10. sinciput

Origin of sincere

First recorded in 1525–35, sincere is from the Latin word sincērus pure, clean, untainted

Related formssin·cere·ly, adverbsin·cere·ness, nounqua·si-sin·cere, adjectivequa·si-sin·cere·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sincerely


/ (sɪnˈsɪə) /


not hypocritical or deceitful; open; genuinea sincere person; sincere regret
archaic pure; unadulterated; unmixed
obsolete sound; whole
Derived Formssincerely, adverbsincerity (sɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ) or sincereness, noun

Word Origin for sincere

C16: from Latin sincērus

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Word Origin and History for sincerely
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