See also: sincère

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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

AntonymsEdit


ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sincere f pl

  1. feminine plural of sincero

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sincēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sincērus

ReferencesEdit

  • sincere in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sincere in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

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)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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VerbEdit

sincere

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