Examples of insincere in a Sentence
He said he was sorry, but I could tell that he was being insincere.
the insincere compliments of a spiteful gossip
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If this all seems an exaggeration, a hometown kiss-up, a contrary and insincere piece of madness, well so be it.
Considering the president’s praise of Arpaio, and promise to consider a pardon for the ex-sheriff, Monday’s overdue, undercooked rebuke of racial animus registers as even more risibly insincere.
Electoral officials prevented some candidates from running in September’s election because their support for the Basic Law was deemed insincere.
That might sound insincere if Heughan didn't have that rare combination of charisma and humility.
Hiring a woman for Uber’s top job could have made the company telegraph an enlightened and transformed brand image, but such a move could have just as easily backfired by appearing insincere and banal.
Do such indirect invitations reflect an insincere wish for my attendance, perhaps just for the sake of maintaining appearances?
Like saluting the flag or bowing your head in church, there is no cost to being insincere, but there is a cost to not going along.
Israeli politicians have recently seized on the payments to argue that Abbas is insincere about pursuing a peace agreement with Israel.
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Origin and Etymology of insincere
First Known Use: 1634See Words from the same year
Synonymsartificial, backhanded, counterfeit, double, double-dealing, double-faced, fake, feigned, hypocritical, Janus-faced, jive [slang], left-handed, lip, mealy, mealymouthed, Pecksniffian, phony (also phoney), phony-baloney (or phoney-baloney), pretended, two-faced, unctuous
Antonymsartless, candid, genuine, heartfelt, honest, sincere, undesigning, unfeigned
Related Wordsaffected, assumed, claptrap, contrived, forced, mechanical, put-on, simulated, strained, unnatural; empty, hollow, meaningless; deceitful, devious, dishonest, false, untruthful; facile, glib, superficial; bogus, sham; campy, facetious, jocular, tongue-in-cheek; canting, pharisaical, pious, sanctimonious, self-righteous, simon-pure
Near Antonymsdirect, forthright, frank, heart-to-heart, open, plain, straightforward
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