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Meaning of SINCERE

Pronunciation:  sin'seer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film with a solemn social message"
  2. [adj]  open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
 

SINCERE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bona fide, cordial, dear, devout, earnest, fervent, genuine, heartfelt, heart-whole, honest, in earnest(p), serious, solemn, true(a), unfeigned, wholehearted, whole-souled
 
 Antonyms: insincere
 
 See Also: artless, echt, existent, honorable, ingenuous, real, true

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sin*cere"\, a. [Compar. {Sincerer}; superl.
{Sincerest}.] [L. sincerus, of uncertain origin; the first
part perhaps akin to sin- in singuli (see {Single}), and the
second to cernere to separate (cf. {Discern}): cf. F.
sinc[`e]re.]
1. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.

         There is no sincere acid in any animal juice.
                                               --Arbuthnot.

         A joy which never was sincere till now. --Dryden.

2. Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.]

         The inviolable body stood sincere.    --Dryden.

3. Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character
   which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely
   assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for
   knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness.

         A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our
         actions.                              --Law.

4. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a
   sincere friend; a sincere person.

         The more sincere you are, the better it will fare
         with you at the great day of account. --Waterland.

Syn: Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected;
     inartificial; frank; upright. See {Hearty}.

 

 

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