Definition of Sincere

1. Adjective. Open and genuine; not deceitful. "Sincere friendship"

2. Adjective. Characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions. "A film with a solemn social message"
Exact synonyms: Earnest, Solemn
Similar to: Serious
Derivative terms: Earnestness, Sincerity, Sincerity, Solemnity, Solemnity

Definition of Sincere

1. a. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.

Definition of Sincere

1. Adjective. earnest; meaning what one says or does; truthful. ¹

2. Adjective. meant truly or earnestly. ¹

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Definition of Sincere

1. free from hypocrisy or falseness [adj -CERER, -CEREST]

Medical Definition of Sincere

1. 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. "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) Synonym: Honest, unfeigned, unvarnished, real, true, unaffected, inartificial, frank, upright. See Hearty. Origin: 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. Sincere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sincere

sinapinic acid
sinapoleic acid
since a long time ago
since when
sincere (current term)
sincerely yours
sincipital presentation

Literary usage of Sincere

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"But it was a sincere endeavor on the part of the dramatist to show the struggle that ... But Moody"s art is sincere, and one feels his sincerity above his ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"Convinced at length of the death of Commodus, he accepted the purple with a sincere reluctance, the natural effect of his knowledge both of the duties and ..."

3. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"Having succeeded to the crown with the favour of all the jarring parties, Anne, on her first appearance in parliament, declaring her sincere attachment to ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
""'It is because my love is sincere,' I urged, 'that I would give much if I could ... If your love is sincere, you will spare me.' "But he broke from me, ..."

5. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister (1904)
"... THE sincere SPINSTER I DO not know with which of Ihe two estimates — Mr. Taylor's or the Virginian's — you agreed. Did you think that Miss Mary Stark ..."

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