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insincere

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adjective in·sin·cere \ˌin-sin-ˈsir, -sən-\

Simple Definition of insincere

  • : not expressing or showing true feelings : not sincere

Full Definition of insincere

  1. :  not sincere :  hypocritical

in·sin·cere·ly adverb
in·sin·cer·i·ty play \-ˈser-ə-tē also -ˈsir-\ noun

Examples of insincere

  1. He said he was sorry, but I could tell that he was being insincere.

  2. <the insincere compliments of a spiteful gossip>



Origin of insincere

Latin insincerus, from in- + sincerus sincere


First Known Use: 1634



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