Definitions for sinceresɪnˈsɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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.

* Syn: See earnest1.

Origin of sincere:

1525–35; < L sincērus pure, clean


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sincere(adj)

    open and genuine; not deceitful

    "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"

  2. earnest, sincere, solemn(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sincere(adjective)ɪnˈsɪər

    ≠ insincere

    sincere congratulations; Was she being sincere when she complimented him?


  1. sincere(Adjective)

    earnest; meaning what one says or does; truthful.

    I believe he is sincere in his offer to help.

  2. sincere(Adjective)

    meant truly or earnestly.

    She gave it a sincere, if misguided effort.

  3. Origin: From sincère, from sincerus, from sin- + , from which also Ceres from which English cereal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sincere

    pure; unmixed; unadulterated

  2. Sincere

    whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured

  3. Sincere

    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

  4. Sincere

    honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person

Anagrams of sincere

  1. ceresin

Translations for sincere

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


true; genuine

a sincere desire; sincere friends.

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