Sincerest
Sincere Sin*cere", a. [Compar. {Sincerer}; superl. {Sincerest}.] [L. sincerus, of uncertain origin; the first part perhaps akin to sin- in singuli (see {Single}), and the second to cernere to separate (cf. {Discern}): cf. F. sinc[`e]re.] 1. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated. [1913 Webster]

There is no sincere acid in any animal juice. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

A joy which never was sincere till now. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The inviolable body stood sincere. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness. [1913 Webster]

A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our actions. --Law. [1913 Webster]

4. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person. [1913 Webster]

The more sincere you are, the better it will fare with you at the great day of account. --Waterland. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected; inartificial; frank; upright. See {Hearty}. [1913 Webster]


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