Sincere Definition

sĭn-sîr
sincerer, sincerest
adjective
sincerer, sincerest
Not feigned or affected; genuine.
Sincere indignation.
American Heritage
Without deceit, pretense, or hypocrisy; truthful; straightforward; honest.
Sincere in his desire to help.
Webster's New World
Being the same in actual character as in outward appearance; genuine; real.
Sincere grief.
Webster's New World
Pure; unadulterated.
American Heritage
Not adulterated.
Sincere wine.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sincere

Adjective

Base Form:
sincere
Comparative:
sincerer
Superlative:
sincerest

Origin of Sincere

  • 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

  • Latin sincērus ker-2 in Indo-European roots

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

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