2. [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.
1. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
There is no sincere acid in any animal juice.
A joy which never was sincere till now. --Dryden.
2. Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.]
The inviolable body stood sincere. --Dryden.
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.
A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our
4. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a
sincere friend; a sincere person.
The more sincere you are, the better it will fare
with you at the great day of account. --Waterland.
Syn: Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected;
inartificial; frank; upright. See Hearty.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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