Definition of insincere in English:

insincere

Line breaks: in|sin¦cere
Pronunciation: /ɪnsɪnˈsɪə
 
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adjective

Derivatives

insincerely

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘Thank you,’ she said insincerely, though she knew it was rude.
  • He looked up and smiled as insincerely as he could.
  • Students would not succumb to their desire to insincerely reproduce what their teachers profess.

insincerity

Pronunciation: /-ˈsɛrɪti/
noun (plural insincerities)
More example sentences
  • Despite its insincerity and impossibility, the other side must make the appearance of not only giving serious consideration, but actual enthusiasm.
  • Introducing new agenda supposedly aimed streamlining global trade when some impediments to some members already exist may smack of insincerity.
  • My experiences and professional work have left me pretty cynical about people's motivations sometimes, and I am extremely adept at picking up insincerity.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin insincerus, from in- 'not' + sincerus 'sincere'.

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