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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·cere a. [Compar. Sincerer superl. Sincerest.]
 1. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
    There is no sincere acid in any animal juice.   --Arbuthnot.
    A joy which never was sincere till now.   --Dryden.
 2. Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.]
    The inviolable body stood sincere.   --Dryden.
 3. Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness.
    A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our actions.   --Law.
 4. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person.
    The more sincere you are, the better it will fare with you at the great day of account.   --Waterland.
 Syn: -- Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected; inartificial; frank; upright. See Hearty.