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Definition 1: open and genuine; not deceitful - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sincere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was a good man, decent and sincere
  • felt sincere regret that they were leaving
  • sincere friendship

(sincere is similar to ...) sincerely or intensely felt

"a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort" "a cordial abhorrence of waste"

(sincere is similar to ...) with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion

"heart-whole friendship" "gave wholehearted support to her candidacy" "wholehearted commitment" "demonstrated his whole-souled allegiance"

(sincere is similar to ...) not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

"genuine emotion" "her interest in people was unfeigned" "true grief"

(sincere is similar to ...) without dissimulation; frank

"my honest opinion"

(sincere is similar to ...) sincerely earnest

"one's dearest wish" "devout wishes for their success" "heartfelt condolences"

(sincere is similar to ...) undertaken in good faith

"a bona fide offer"

(means also ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

(means also ...) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

"real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"

(means also ...) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

"an ingenuous admission of responsibility"

(means also ...) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

"honest lawyers" "honest reporting"

(means also ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

(... are attributes of sincere) the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical

"his sincerity inspired belief" "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"

Definition 2: characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sincere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
  • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
  • a film with a solemn social message

Synonyms for sincere in the sense of this definition

(sincere is similar to ...) concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

"a serious student of history" "a serious attempt to learn to ski" "gave me a serious look" "a serious young man" "are you serious or joking?" "Don't be so serious!"

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