sincere

See also: Sincere, sinceré, and sincère

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɪnˈsɪə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

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.
  3. (archaic) clean; pure

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

sincera +‎ -e

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sinˈt͡sere]
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: sin‧ce‧re

AdverbEdit

sincere

  1. sincerely

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sincere f pl

  1. feminine plural of sincero

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdverbEdit

sincērē (not comparable)

  1. uprightly, honestly, frankly, sincerely
    • 1st century, Catullus, Poem 109
      Di magni, facite ut vere promittere possit // atque id sincere dicat ex animo

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

sincēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sincērus

ReferencesEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

sincere m or f (plural sinceres)

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

DescendantsEdit

  • English: sincere
  • French: sincère

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sincère”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

sincere

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of sincerar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of sincerar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of sincerar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of sincerar.