sin·cere /sɪnˈsɪr, sən-/
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.
adj 1: open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent
and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were
leaving"; "sincere friendship" [ant: insincere]
2: characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity
of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even
passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a
film with a solemn social message" [syn: earnest, in