sincere

[ 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.

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Origin of sincere

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin sincērus “pure, clean, untainted”

synonym study for sincere

1. See earnest1.

OTHER WORDS FROM sincere

sin·cere·ly, adverbsin·cere·ness, nounqua·si-sin·cere, adjectivequa·si-sin·cere·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sincere

sincere
/ (sɪnˈsɪə) /

adjective

not hypocritical or deceitful; open; genuinea sincere person; sincere regret
archaic pure; unadulterated; unmixed
obsolete sound; whole

Derived forms of sincere

sincerely, adverbsincerity (sɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ) or sincereness, noun

Word Origin for sincere

C16: from Latin sincērus
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