Definition of insincere in English:

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insincere

Pronunciation: /ɪnsɪnˈsɪə/

adjective

Not expressing genuine feelings: she flashed him an insincere smile
More example sentences
  • It's not an insincere smile, just rather mysterious: you see it neither arriving nor departing.
  • She describes this binding of her brother's death with a call to arms as insincere, hypocritical and exploitative.
  • Hallie gave him a quick, insincere smile that looked more like a grimace.
Synonyms
false, fake, hollow, artificial, feigned, pretended, put-on, exaggerated, overdone, lacking sincerity, not candid, not frank;
informal phoney, pretend, pseud

Derivatives

insincerely

Pronunciation: /ɪnsɪnˈsɪəli/
adverb
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.

Origin

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

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