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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Example sentences
Sarcasm seems to exercise the brain more than sincere statements do.
Please accept my sincere apologies for this horrible mistake.
At both shows, fans sang along to his poetically succinct lyrics, which he
  delivers in a punchy and sincere style.
Winfrey's perfection of the art of acting sincere probably made the development
  of dramatic range impossible-and unnecessary.
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