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
Of course, he has never credited his predecessor for those ideas, but imitation
  is the sincerest form of flattery.
It's not looking down, it is the sincerest form of flattery-namely imitation.
My sincerest congratulations to each of this year's winners.
Our sincerest thanks to the scientists who contributed ideas for this summary.
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