since-rest

sincere

[sin-seer]
adjective, sincerer, sincerest.
1.
free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
2.
genuine; real: a sincere effort to improve; a sincere friend.
3.
pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
4.
Obsolete. sound; unimpaired.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin sincērus pure, clean, untainted

sincerely, adverb
sincereness, noun
quasi-sincere, adjective
quasi-sincerely, adverb


1. frank, candid, honest, open, guileless; unaffected. See earnest1.


1, 2. false.
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sincere (sɪnˈsɪə)
 
adj
1.  not hypocritical or deceitful; open; genuine: a sincere person; sincere regret
2.  archaic pure; unadulterated; unmixed
3.  obsolete sound; whole
 
[C16: from Latin sincērus]
 
sin'cerely
 
adv
 
sincerity
 
n
 
sin'cereness
 
n

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sincere
1530s, from M.Fr. sincere, from L. sincerus (see sincerity).
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