Sincere vs Serious - What's the difference?

sincere | serious |


As adjectives the difference between sincere and serious

is that sincere is sincere while serious is without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn.

sincere

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Genuine; meaning what one says or does; heartfelt.
  • I believe he is sincere in his offer to help.
  • Meant truly or earnestly.
  • She gave it a sincere , if misguided effort.

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    serious

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn.
  • It was a surprise to see the captain, who had always seemed so serious , laugh so heartily.
  • Important; weighty; not trifling; leaving no room for play; needing great attention; critical.
  • This is a serious problem. We'll need our best experts.
  • Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving; meaningful.
  • After all these years, we're finally getting serious attention.

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    Antonyms

    * trifling, unimportant * (intending what is said) jesting

    Derived terms

    * srs (abbreviation) * dead serious * seriously * seriousness * serious-minded * serious-mindedly * serious-mindedness

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