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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. open and genuine; not deceitful;
- Example: "he was a good man, decent and sincere"
- Example: "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"
- Example: "sincere friendship"

2. characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions;
- Example: "both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"
- Example: "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"
- Example: "a film with a solemn social message"
[syn: earnest, sincere, solemn]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sincere \Sin*cere"\, a. [Compar. Sincerer; superl. Sincerest.] [L. sincerus, of uncertain origin; the first part perhaps akin to sin- in singuli (see Single), and the second to cernere to separate (cf. Discern): cf. F. sinc[`e]re.] 1. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated. [1913 Webster] There is no sincere acid in any animal juice. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] A joy which never was sincere till now. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The inviolable body stood sincere. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our actions. --Law. [1913 Webster] 4. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person. [1913 Webster] The more sincere you are, the better it will fare with you at the great day of account. --Waterland. [1913 Webster] Syn: Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected; inartificial; frank; upright. See Hearty. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sincere adj 1: open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship" [ant: insincere] 2: 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" [syn: earnest, sincere, solemn]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

174 Moby Thesaurus words for "sincere": abandoned, aboveboard, actual, afire, ardent, artless, authentic, bluff, blunt, bona fide, born yesterday, bound, bound and determined, broad, brusque, burning, candid, card-carrying, childlike, committed, confiding, dear, decided, decisive, dedicated, definite, determined, devoted, devout, dinkum, direct, downright, earnest, explicit, faithful, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, following the letter, forthright, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, genuine, good, guileless, heart-to-heart, heartfelt, hearty, heated, honest, honest-to-God, hot, hot-blooded, impassioned, in earnest, inartificial, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, intense, intent, intent on, lawful, legitimate, lifelike, literal, loyal, meant, naive, natural, naturalistic, obstinate, on fire, on the level, open, openhearted, original, outspoken, passionate, perfervid, persevering, persistent, plain, plain-spoken, pure, purposeful, real, realistic, red-hot, relentless, resolute, resolved, rightful, round, serious, simon-pure, simple, simplehearted, simpleminded, single-hearted, single-minded, spirited, sterling, straight, straight-out, straightforward, sure-enough, tenacious, transparent, true, true to life, true to nature, true to reality, trustful, trusting, truthful, unadulterated, unaffected, unassumed, unassuming, unchecked, uncolored, unconcocted, unconstrained, uncopied, uncounterfeited, undesigning, undisguised, undisguising, undissembled, undissembling, undistorted, unequivocal, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unflattering, unguarded, unimagined, unimitated, uninvented, unpretended, unpretending, unpretentious, unqualified, unreserved, unrestrained, unromantic, unsimulated, unsophisticated, unspecious, unsuspicious, unsynthetic, unvarnished, unwary, vehement, veracious, verbal, verbatim, veridical, verisimilar, warm, white-hot, wholehearted, word-for-word, zealous