sincere

[ sin-seer ]
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adjective,sin·cer·er, sin·cer·est.
  1. free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.

  2. genuine; real: a sincere effort to improve; a sincere friend.

  1. pure; unmixed; unadulterated.

  2. Obsolete. sound; unimpaired.

Origin of sincere

1
First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin sincērus “pure, clean, untainted”

synonym study For sincere

1. See earnest1.

Other words for sincere

Opposites for sincere

Other words from sincere

  • sin·cere·ly, adverb
  • sin·cere·ness, noun
  • qua·si-sin·cere, adjective
  • qua·si-sin·cere·ly, adverb

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How to use sincere in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sincere

sincere

/ (sɪnˈsɪə) /


adjective
  1. not hypocritical or deceitful; open; genuine: a sincere person; sincere regret

  2. archaic pure; unadulterated; unmixed

  1. obsolete sound; whole

Origin of sincere

1
C16: from Latin sincērus

Derived forms of sincere

  • sincerely, adverb
  • sincerity (sɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ) or sincereness, noun

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