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artificial, backhanded, counterfeit, double, double-dealing, fake, feigned, hypocritical, insincere, Janus-faced, jive [slang], left-handed, lip, mealy, mealymouthed, Pecksniffian, phony (also phoney), phony-baloney (or phoney-baloney), pretended, two-faced, unctuous
artless, candid, genuine, heartfelt, honest, sincere, undesigning, unfeigned
1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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to deny responsibility for
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