Sincere meaning

sĭn-sîr
Meant truly or earnestly.

She gave it a sincere, if misguided effort.

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Not feigned or affected; genuine.

Sincere indignation.

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Pure; unadulterated.
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Without deceit, pretense, or hypocrisy; truthful; straightforward; honest.

Sincere in his desire to help.

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The definition of sincere is true or honest.

An example of sincere is a friend who helps you without an expectation of you doing something for them in return.

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Being the same in actual character as in outward appearance; genuine; real.

Sincere grief.

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Not adulterated.

Sincere wine.

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Being without hypocrisy or pretense; true.

A sincere friend.

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I believe he is sincere in his offer to help.

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Uninjured; whole.
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Origin of sincere

  • Latin sincērus ker-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French sincere, from Latin sincerus (“genuine"), from Proto-Indo-European *sin- + *ḱer- (“grow"), from which also Ceres (“goddess of harvest") from which English cereal.

    From Wiktionary

  • Unrelated to sine (“without") cera (“wax") (folk etymology); see Wikipedia discussion.

    From Wiktionary