Serious vs. Sincere

By Jaxson

  • Sincere

    Sincerity is the virtue of one who communicates and acts in accordance with their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and desires.

  • Serious (adjective)

    Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition

    “It was a surprise to see the captain, who had always seemed so serious, laugh so heartily.”


  • Serious (adjective)

    Important; weighty; not insignificant

    “This is a serious problem. We’ll need our best experts.”

  • Serious (adjective)

    Really intending what is said; in earnest; not jocular or deceiving

    “After all these years, we’re finally getting serious attention.”

  • Sincere (adjective)

    Genuine; meaning what one says or does; heartfelt.

    “I believe he is sincere in his offer to help.”

  • Sincere (adjective)

    Meant truly or earnestly.

    “She gave it a sincere, if misguided effort.”

  • Sincere (adjective)

    clean; pure


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