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sincere Syllabification: sin·cere
Pronunciation: /sinˈsir/

Definition of sincere in English:

adjective (sincerer, sincerest)

1Free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings: they offer their sincere thanks to Paul
More example sentences
  • Hence, we try to make our supplication sincere, free of any thoughts that may not please God.
  • Wouldn't a prayer or period of quiet reflection be more genuine and sincere?
  • The club has extended a sincere thanks to all that support the weekly lotto.
1.1(Of a person) saying what they genuinely feel or believe; not dishonest or hypocritical.
Example sentences
  • Many are run by sincere people who genuinely believe what they teach.
  • I cannot discern anything tricksy in his demeanour, I really do believe that he is sincere.
  • Karen had promised, and her palpable disappointment had given him reason to believe she was sincere.


Example sentences
  • ‘Sorry to interrupt,’ she said, in faux sincereness.
  • Even though not all parents can do all that, kids can feel the sincereness of their parents.
  • I look at an art as a product of human feelings in their refined quality - its sincereness is its beauty.


Mid 16th century (also in the sense 'not falsified, unadulterated'): from Latin sincerus 'clean, pure'.

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