sincere

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See also: sincère

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French sincere, from Latin sincerus (genuine), from Proto-Indo-European *sin- + *ḱer- (grow), from which also Ceres (goddess of harvest) from which English cereal.

Unrelated to sine (without) cera (wax) (folk etymology); see Wikipedia discussion.

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sincere (comparative more sincere or sincerer, superlative most sincere or sincerest)

  1. Genuine; meaning what one says or does; heartfelt.
    I believe he is sincere in his offer to help.
  2. Meant truly or earnestly.
    She gave it a sincere, if misguided effort.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sincera +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

sincere

  1. sincerely

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sincere f pl

  1. feminine plural of sincero

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sincēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sincērus

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1441, borrowing from Latin sincērus.[1]

Adjective[edit]

sincere m, f (plural sinceres)

  1. sincere (genuinely meaning what one says or does)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "sincère" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).