American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not feigned or affected; genuine: sincere indignation.
- adj. Being without hypocrisy or pretense; true: a sincere friend.
- adj. Archaic Pure; unadulterated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sound; whole; unbroken; without error, defect, or injury.
- Pure; unmixed; unadulterated; free from imitation; good throughout: as, sincere work.
- Having no admixture; free; clear: followed by of.
- Unalloyed or unadulterated by deceit or unfriendliness; free from pretense or falsehood; honestly felt, meant, or intended: as, a sincere wish; a sincere effort.
- Free from duplicity or dissimulation; honest in speech or intention; guileless; truthful; frank.
- Morally pure; undepraved; upright; virtuous; blameless.
- Synonyms and Fair, Open, etc. (see candid); Cordial, Sincere, etc. (see hearty), unfeigned, undissembling, artless, heartfelt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
- adj. obsolete Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured.
- adj. Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real.
- adj. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation.
- adj. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
- adj. open and genuine; not deceitful
- From Middle French sincère, from Latin sincerus ("genuine"), from Proto-Indo-European *sin- + *ker- (“grow”), from which also Ceres ("goddess of harvest") from which English cereal. (Wiktionary)
- Latin sincērus; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He is sincere, I am certain, _sincere_ even in his most despotic acts -- from a sense that that _is_ the _only_ way to govern ....”
“He is stern and severe -- with fixed principles of _duty_ which _nothing_ on earth will make him change; very _clever_ I do _not_ think him, and his mind is an uncivilised one; his education has been neglected; politics and military concerns are the only things he takes great interest in; the arts and all softer occupations he is insensible to, but he is sincere, I am certain, _sincere_ even in his most despotic acts, from a sense that that _is_ the _only_ way to govern; he is not, I am sure, aware of the dreadful cases of individual misery which he so often causes, for I can see by various instances that he is kept in utter ignorance of”
“In fact the word sincere literally means “without hypocrisy.””
“Katz is an independent creative that works with brands to develop what he calls sincere experiences for people.”
“What he is into is -- is a very sort of what he calls sincere, frank dialogue.”
“She looked at him, evidently judged his expression sincere, and sat back down.”
“Napoleon, Burns, Cromwell, no man adequate to do anything, but is first of all in right earnest about it; what I call a sincere man.”
“How very few people are capable of what you call sincere heterodoxy, in morals or religion!”
“Mirabeau, Napoleon, Burns, Cromwell, no man adequate to do anything, but is first of all in right earnest about it; what I call a sincere man.”
“The priest spoke in low tones to the woman in the blue velvet pants suit, an expression of sincere sympathy on his rugged face.”
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