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sin·cere

 (sĭn-sîr′)
adj. sin·cer·er, sin·cer·est
1. Not feigned or affected; genuine: sincere indignation.
2. Being without hypocrisy or pretense; true: a sincere friend.
3. Archaic Pure; unadulterated.

[Latin sincērus; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

sin·cere′ly adv.
sin·cere′ness n.
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sincere

(sɪnˈsɪə)
adj
1. not hypocritical or deceitful; open; genuine: a sincere person; sincere regret.
2. archaic pure; unadulterated; unmixed
3. obsolete sound; whole
[C16: from Latin sincērus]
sinˈcerely adv
sincerity, sinˈcereness n
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sin•cere

(sɪnˈsɪər)

adj. -cer•er, -cer•est.
1. free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness: a sincere apology.
2. genuine; real: a sincere effort to improve.
3. pure; unmixed.
[1525–35; < Latin sincērus pure, clean]
sin•cere′ly, adv.
sin•cere′ness, n.
syn: See earnest1.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
honest, honorable - not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
artless, ingenuous - characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
2.sincere - 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"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
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sincere

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sincere

adjective
Devoid of any hypocrisy or pretense:
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Translations
صادِق، لا يَكْذِبصادِق، مُخْلِصمُخْلِص
upřímnýopravdovýryzí
oprigtigægteærlig
vilpitön
iskren
einlægurhreinskilinn
心からの
진실한
īstspatiesssirsnīgs
iskren
genuin
จริงใจ
chân thành

sincere

[sɪnˈsɪəʳ] ADJsincero (about sth sobre algo, con respecto a algo) my sincere good wishesmi más sincera enhorabuena
it is my sincere belief thatcreo sinceramente que ...
to be sincere in one's desire to do sth or in wanting to do sthdesear or querer sinceramente hacer algo
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sincere

[sɪnˈsɪər] adjsincère
to be sincere in sth → être sincère dans qch
He's sincere in his views → Il est sincère dans ses convictions.
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sincere

adjaufrichtig; person alsooffen; intention alsoernst, ehrlich; a sincere friendein wahrer Freund; to be sincere about somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)aufrichtig sein; to be sincere in one’s desire to do something or in wanting to do somethingden aufrichtigen Wunsch haben, etw zu tun; it is our sincere hope that …wir hoffen aufrichtig, dass …
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sincere

[sɪnˈsɪəʳ] adjsincero/a
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sincere

(sinˈsiə) adjective
1. true; genuine. a sincere desire; sincere friends.
2. not trying to pretend or deceive. a sincere person.
sinˈcerely adverb
I sincerely hope that you will succeed.
sinˈcerity (-ˈse-) noun
the state of being sincere. The sincerity of his comments was obvious to all.
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sincere

مُخْلِص upřímný oprigtig aufrichtig ειλικρινής sincero vilpitön sincère iskren sincero 心からの 진실한 oprecht oppriktig szczery sincero искренний genuin จริงใจ içten chân thành 诚恳的
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He desired us not to be under any concern at finding ourselves in a country so distant from our own, for those dominions were ours, and he and the Emperor his father would give us all the proofs we could desire of the sincerest affection.
He had found Lydgate, for whom he had the sincerest respect, under circumstances which claimed his thorough and frankly declared sympathy; and the reason why, in spite of that claim, it would have been better for Will to have avoided all further intimacy, or even contact, with Lydgate, was precisely of the kind to make such a course appear impossible.
He was constantly devising means to alleviate her sufferings from the rheumatic affection which confined her to her bed; he had spoken of her, not once but many times, in terms of the sincerest sympathy.
to forget me; yet the sincerest love obliges me to both.
They would smouch provisions from the pantry whenever they got a chance; or a brass thimble, or a cake of wax, or an emery bag, or a paper of needles, or a silver spoon, or a dollar bill, or small articles of clothing, or any other property of light value; and so far were they from considering such reprisals sinful, that they would go to church and shout and pray the loudest and sincerest with their plunder in their pockets.
For most of his poems have at least a tone of sadness, even the joyous song of the skylark leaves us with a sigh on our lips, "our sincerest laughter with some pain is fraught." But The Cloud is full only of joy and movement, and of the laughter of innocent mischief.
There is a profound monotonousness about its facts that baffles and defeats one's sincerest efforts to make them sparkle and enthuse.
He encouraged, with the utmost enthusiasm and friendliness, his daughters' amiable attachment to the young heiress, and protested that it gave him the sincerest pleasure as a father to see the love of his girls so well disposed.
In these last moments I feel the sincerest gratitude towards those who think of me with kindness.
Fairlie in terms of the sincerest gratitude and regard."
Jo's only answer was to hold her mother close, and in the silence which followed the sincerest prayer she had ever prayed left her heart without words.
You need not fear me; I have almost given up every serious idea of her; but I must be a blockhead indeed, if, whatever befell me, I could think of your kindness and sympathy without the sincerest gratitude."