What does sincere mean?

Definitions for sinceresɪnˈsɪər

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sincere

    sin-sēr′, adj. clean: pure: (B.) unadulterated: being in reality what it is in appearance: unfeigned: frank: honest: true, virtuous.—adv. Sincēre′ly.—ns. Sincēre′ness, Sincer′ity, state or quality of being sincere: honesty of mind: freedom from pretence. [Fr.,—L. sincerus, clean, generally derived from sine, without, cera, wax; better from sin-, single, -cerus for an assumed scerus, bright.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sincere in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sincere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    We will learn soon enough if those statements are genuine and sincere.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

  5. George Leo Thomas:

    I express my profound sorrow and sincere apologies to anyone who was abused by a priest, sister or a lay church worker.

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