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 for sincere
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sincere
      adj 1: open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man,
             decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were
             leaving"; "sincere friendship" [ant: insincere]
      2: characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity
         of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even
         passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film
         with a solemn social message" [syn: earnest, sincere,
         solemn]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  174 Moby Thesaurus words for "sincere":
     abandoned, aboveboard, actual, afire, ardent, artless, authentic,
     bluff, blunt, bona fide, born yesterday, bound,
     bound and determined, broad, brusque, burning, candid,
     card-carrying, childlike, committed, confiding, dear, decided,
     decisive, dedicated, definite, determined, devoted, devout, dinkum,
     direct, downright, earnest, explicit, faithful, fervent, fervid,
     fiery, flaming, following the letter, forthright, frank,
     frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued,
     genuine, good, guileless, heart-to-heart, heartfelt, hearty,
     heated, honest, honest-to-God, hot, hot-blooded, impassioned,
     in earnest, inartificial, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, intense,
     intent, intent on, lawful, legitimate, lifelike, literal, loyal,
     meant, naive, natural, naturalistic, obstinate, on fire,
     on the level, open, openhearted, original, outspoken, passionate,
     perfervid, persevering, persistent, plain, plain-spoken, pure,
     purposeful, real, realistic, red-hot, relentless, resolute,
     resolved, rightful, round, serious, simon-pure, simple,
     simplehearted, simpleminded, single-hearted, single-minded,
     spirited, sterling, straight, straight-out, straightforward,
     sure-enough, tenacious, transparent, true, true to life,
     true to nature, true to reality, trustful, trusting, truthful,
     unadulterated, unaffected, unassumed, unassuming, unchecked,
     uncolored, unconcocted, unconstrained, uncopied, uncounterfeited,
     undesigning, undisguised, undisguising, undissembled,
     undissembling, undistorted, unequivocal, unexaggerated,
     unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious,
     unflattering, unguarded, unimagined, unimitated, uninvented,
     unpretended, unpretending, unpretentious, unqualified, unreserved,
     unrestrained, unromantic, unsimulated, unsophisticated, unspecious,
     unsuspicious, unsynthetic, unvarnished, unwary, vehement,
     veracious, verbal, verbatim, veridical, verisimilar, warm,
     white-hot, wholehearted, word-for-word, zealous
  
  

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