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English adjective: sincere

1. sincere open and genuine; not deceitful

SamplesHe was a good man, decent and sincere.
Felt sincere regret that they were leaving.
Sincere friendship.

Similarbona fide, cordial, dear, devout, earnest, genuine, heart-whole, heartfelt, honest, true, unfeigned, whole-souled, wholehearted

See alsoartless, echt, existent, genuine, honest, honorable, ingenuous, real, true



2. sincere characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

SamplesBoth sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate.
An entirely sincere and cruel tyrant.
A film with a solemn social message.

Synonymsearnest, solemn



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