insincere

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

Definition of insincere

:not sincere :hypocritical

insincerely

adverb

insincerity

play \ˌin-sin-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

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Origin and Etymology of insincere

Latin insincerus, from in- + sincerus sincere


INSINCERE Defined for English Language Learners

insincere

adjective

Definition of insincere for English Language Learners

  • : not expressing or showing true feelings : not sincere


INSINCERE Defined for Kids

insincere

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

Definition of insincere for Students

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

insincerely

adverb


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