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. sincre.] 1. Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
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There is no sincere acid in any animal juice.
Arbuthnot.
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A joy which never was sincere till now.
Dryden.
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2. Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.]
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The inviolable body stood sincere.
Dryden.
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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.
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A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our actions.
Law.
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4. Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person.
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The more sincere you are, the better it will fare with you at the great day of account.
Waterland.
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Syn. -- Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected; inartificial; frank; upright. See Hearty.
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