insincere

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

Definition of insincere

  1. :  not sincere :  hypocritical

insincerely

adverb

insincerity

play \-ˈser-ə-tē also -ˈsir-\ noun

Examples of insincere in a sentence

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

  2. <the insincere compliments of a spiteful gossip>

Origin and Etymology of insincere

Latin insincerus, from in- + sincerus sincere


First Known Use: 1634


INSINCERE Defined for English Language Learners

insincere

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

Definition of insincere for English Language Learners

  • : not expressing or showing true feelings : not sincere


INSINCERE Defined for Kids

insincere

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adjective in·sin·cere \ˌin-sin-ˈsir\

Definition of insincere for Students

  1. :  not expressing or showing true feelings :  not sincere or honest

insincerely

adverb


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