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sincere

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sincere

  1. 1 genuine in feeling she offered a sincere apology for her angry outburst Synonyms of sincere heartfelt, unfeigned Words Related to sincere unaffected, unforced; artless, honest, ingenuous, translucent, transparent, true; authentic, genuine; hearty, wholehearted, whole-souled Near Antonyms of sincere backhanded, double-dealing, hypocritical, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous Antonyms of sincere affected, artificial, false, feigned, insincere

  2. 2 free from any intent to deceive or impress others done out of a sincere desire to help others Synonyms of sincere artless, genuine, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, simple, guileless, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentiousWords Related to sincere childlike, dewy-eyed, gee-whiz, impressionable, inexperienced, malleable, persuadable, persuasible, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; spontaneous, unforced, unstudied; candid, direct, frank, free, free-spoken, open, openhearted, plain, plainspoken, single-minded, straight, straightforward, unguarded; trustful, trusting; exploitable, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, unwaryNear Antonyms of sincere critical, cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; crooked, deceitful, deceptive, devious, double-dealing, hypocritical, manipulative, two-faced; arch, calculating, canny, crafty, cunning, designing, foxy, knavish, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, subtle, tricky, underhanded, wily; flattering, mealymouthed, smooth, sycophantic, unctuous; feigned, forced, strainedAntonyms of sincere affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious

Synonym Discussion of sincere

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

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