- Pure; unmixed; unadulterated."There is no sincere acid in any animal juice." [Arbuthnot.]"A joy which never was sincere till now." [Dryden.]
- Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured.(Obs)"The inviolable body stood sincere." [Dryden.]
- 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.]
- 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.]synonyms: Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected; inartificial; frank; upright. See Hearty.
Etymology: L. sincerus, of uncertain origin; the first part perhaps akin to sin- in singulisee Single), and the second to cernere to separate (cf. Discern): cf. F. sincère