Sincere

  • 1 sincère — [ sɛ̃sɛr ] adj. • 1475; lat. sincerus « pur, naturel » 1 ♦ Qui est disposé à reconnaître la vérité et à faire connaître ce qu il pense et sent réellement, sans consentir à se tromper soi même ni à tromper les autres. ⇒ 2. franc, loyal, littér.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 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; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 sincere — SINCERE. adj. de t. g. Veritable, franc, qui est sans artifice, sans deguisement. C est un homme sincere dans ses discours, dans ses actions. vous n estes pas sincere. un procedé sincere. un discours sincere. un recit, une relation, un aveu… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 sincere — [sin sir′] adj. sincerer, sincerest [MFr sincére < L sincerus, clean, pure, sincere] 1. without deceit, pretense, or hypocrisy; truthful; straightforward; honest [sincere in his desire to help] 2. being the same in actual character as in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 sincere — sincere, wholehearted, whole souled, heartfelt, hearty, unfeigned can mean genuine in feeling or expression or showing such genuineness. Sincere stresses the absence of hypocrisy, dissimulation, or falsification in any degree; it therefore… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 sincere — 1530s, from M.Fr. sincere, from L. sincerus (see SINCERITY (Cf. sincerity)). There is no etymological justification for the common story that the word means without wax (*sin cerae), and the stories invented to explain that folk etymology are… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 sincere — I adjective aboveboard, bona fide, candid, deceitless, direct, earnest, faithful, fervent, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, honest, open, pure, real, reliable, scrupulous, serious, straight, straightforward, true, trustworthy, truthful,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 sincere — фр. [сэнсэ/р] sincero ит. [синчэ/ро] искренне, неподдельно …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 9 sincere — [adj] straightforward, honest aboveboard, actual, artless, bona fide, candid, dead level*, dear, devout, earnest, faithful, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, heartfelt, honest to God*, like it is*, meant, natural, no fooling*, no nonsense*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 sincere — Sincere, Sincerité, voyez Syncere …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 sincere — ► ADJECTIVE (sincerer, sincerest) ▪ proceeding from or characterized by genuine feelings; free from deceit. DERIVATIVES sincerely adverb sincerity noun. ORIGIN Latin sincerus clean, pure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 SINCÈRE — adj.des deux genres Vrai, franc, qui est sans artifice, sans déguisement. Il se dit Des personnes et des choses. C est un homme sincère dans ses discours, dans ses actions. Vous n êtes pas sincère. Avoir un procédé sincère. Une amitié sincère. Un …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 sincère — (sin sè r ) adj. 1°   Qui exprime avec vérité ce qu il sent, ce qu il pense. •   Je veux qu on soit sincère, et qu en homme d honneur On ne lâche aucun mot qui ne parte du coeur, MOL. Mis. I, 1. •   La fortune, trompeuse entre toute autre chose,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 sincere — sin|cere [sınˈsıə US ˈsır] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: sincerus clean, pure ] 1.) a feeling, belief, or statement that is sincere is honest and true, and based on what you really feel and believe = ↑genuine sincere thanks/thank… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 SINCÈRE — adj. des deux genres Qui est franc, véridique; qui dit ce qu’il pense, ce qu’il sent réellement. C’est un homme sincère dans ses paroles, dans ses actions. Vous n’êtes pas sincère quand vous dites cela. Un coeur sincère. Il se dit aussi des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 sincere — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 sincere — 01. It has been said that a friend is a person with whom one may be [sincere]. Before him, one may think aloud. 02. Abraham Lincoln once said, If you want to win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his [sincere] friend. 03. I don …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 sincere — adjective (sincerer; sincerest) Etymology: Middle French, from Latin sincerus whole, pure, genuine, probably from sem one + cerus (akin to Latin crescere to grow) more at same, crescent Date: 1533 1. a. free of dissimulation ; honest < a sincere… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 sincere — adjective 1 a feeling, belief, statement etc that is sincere is honest and true, and based on what you really feel and believe; genuine (1): sincere admiration | a sincere desire to find out the truth 2 someone who is sincere is honest and says… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 sincere — [[t]sɪnsɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you say that someone is sincere, you approve of them because they really mean the things they say. You can also describe someone s behaviour and beliefs as sincere. He s sincere in his views... He… …

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