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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sincere  \Sin*cere"\,  a.  [Compar.  {Sincerer};  superl. 
  {Sincerest}.]  [L.  sincerus  of  uncertain  origin;  the  first 
  part  perhaps  akin  to  sin-  in  singuli  (see  {Single}),  and  the 
  second  to  cernere  to  separate  (cf.  {Discern}):  cf  F. 
  1.  Pure;  unmixed;  unadulterated. 
  There  is  no  sincere  acid  in  any  animal  juice. 
  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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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  firm  belief  in  the  validity  of  your 
  opinions;  "both  sides  were  deeply  in  earnest,  even 
  passionate";  "an  entirely  sincere  and  cruel  tyrant";  "a 
  solemn  vow"  [syn:  {earnest},  {in  earnest(p)},  {solemn}] 

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