adjective (sincerer, sincerest)
- 1Free from pretence or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings: they offer their sincere thanks to PaulMore example sentences
heartfelt, wholehearted, profound, deep, from the heart; genuine, real, unfeigned, unaffected, true, honest, bona fide, earnest, cordial, fervent, ardent, devout• rare full-heartedhonest, genuine, truthful, unhypocritical, meaning what one says, straightforward, direct, frank, candid; artless, guileless, ingenuousNorth American • informal on the up and upAustralian/New Zealand • informal dinkum
- 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: she’d sounded sincere enough a painfully sincere young actorMore 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.
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- ‘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'.