[ adjective ] open and genuine; not deceitful


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

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

Much effort has been expended in the sincere effort to apply the teaching and admonitions of religion .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

The word also made him feel hate , sincere hate , for those so labeled .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

Stowey_Rummel was internationally famous , a crafter of a genuine Americana in foreign eyes , an original designer whose inventive childishness with steel and concrete was made even more believably sincere by his personality .

[ adjective ] 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"

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