sincere

adjective
sin·​cere | \ sin-ˈsir How to pronounce sincere (audio) , sən-\
sincerer; sincerest

Definition of sincere

1a : free of dissimulation : honest a sincere interest
b : free from adulteration : pure a sincere doctrine sincere wine
2 : marked by genuineness : true

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Other Words from sincere

sincereness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for sincere

Synonyms

heartfelt, unfeigned

Antonyms

affected, artificial, false, feigned, insincere

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sincere, wholehearted, heartfelt, hearty, unfeigned mean genuine in feeling. sincere stresses absence of hypocrisy, feigning, or any falsifying embellishment or exaggeration. a sincere apology wholehearted suggests sincerity and earnest devotion without reservation or misgiving. promised our wholehearted support heartfelt suggests depth of genuine feeling outwardly expressed. expresses our heartfelt gratitude hearty suggests honesty, warmth, and exuberance in displaying feeling. received a hearty welcome unfeigned stresses spontaneity and absence of pretense. her unfeigned delight at receiving the award

Examples of sincere in a Sentence

He sounded sincere in his promises. She seemed sincere in her commitment to finish school. She has a sincere interest in painting. He showed a sincere concern for her health. He made a sincere attempt to quit smoking. Please accept our sincere thanks.
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Recent Examples on the Web

The title is playful, though the distinction is sincere. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Houston 'It Girls' turns 5. Meet the class of 2019's 23 women to watch," 25 June 2019 The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at MSA Medical Services of America, for their kindness and support. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/4," 4 June 2019 The hero worship has a slippery quality here, with a less cheerful purpose than the sincere devotion of Homecoming or Into the Spider-Verse. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Spider-Man: Far From Home," 24 June 2018 In the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), fasting, like prayer, is meant to primarily be an act of sincere devotion to the God who lovingly sustains us. Omar Suleiman, CNN, "Why 80% of American Muslims fast during Ramadan. (It's not about the food.)," 10 May 2018 Sweet, sincere, brand-new Trinkets, which premieres on June 14. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 But Denholm was sincere, too, about the support the company’s gotten despite myriad struggles. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The biggest news from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder meeting," 12 June 2019 While some critics and social media commenters demanded Cruse’s removal after his remarks, others defended him and called his apology sincere. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "'Seems like overkill': Lexington anchor Lee Cruse talks firing over royal baby comments," 6 June 2019 Despite its jokey-sounding premise, this is an achingly sincere book. Constance Grady, Vox, "The 16 best books I read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of sincere

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for sincere

Middle French, from Latin sincerus whole, pure, genuine, probably from sem- one + -cerus (akin to Latin crescere to grow) — more at same, crescent

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sincere

adjective
sin·​cere | \ sin-ˈsir How to pronounce sincere (audio) \
sincerer; sincerest

Kids Definition of sincere

1 : having or showing honesty : straightforward a sincere person
2 : being what it seems to be : genuine sincere good wishes

Other Words from sincere

sincerely adverb

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