adjective \ˌin-sin-ˈsir, -sən-\

: not expressing or showing true feelings : not sincere

Full Definition of INSINCERE

:  not sincere :  hypocritical
in·sin·cere·ly adverb
in·sin·cer·i·ty \-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>


Latin insincerus, from in- + sincerus sincere
First Known Use: 1634


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