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).

sincerely
1530s, from sincere. As a subscription to letters, recorded from 1702.
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Example sentences
What completes the misfortune of the habitual sinner is, that few who have
  fallen into that gulf ever sincerely rise again.
In a series of meetings with opposition leaders, they have insisted that they
  sincerely want an early return to civilian rule.
The caretaker prime ministers are broadly popular and generally regarded as
  sincerely committed to reform.
People can sincerely disagree, and you should not prejudge my motives.
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