sincere

See also: sincère

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

sincera +‎ -e

AdverbEdit

sincere

  1. sincerely

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sincere f pl

  1. feminine plural of sincero

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sincēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sincērus

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

sincere m, f (plural sinceres)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "sincère" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 22:22