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[in-sin-ser-i-tee] /ˌɪn sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti/
noun, plural insincerities for 2.
the quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity; hypocrisy; deceitfulness.
an instance of being insincere:
He recalled their many past insincerities.
Origin of insincerity
First recorded in 1540-50; in-3 + sincerity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She was sure he loved her, and she did not fear his insincerity as much as her own distrust of him.

    The Reef Edith Wharton
  • Better hell with an honest heart, than heaven with cowardice and insincerity.

    Bunyan James Anthony Froude
  • He was not really very fond of "Society" because of its code of insincerity.

  • And yet, even as I said it, I was conscious of a peculiar feeling of insincerity.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If the result of my proposed procedure is to reveal your—er,—insincerity—I cannot be responsible for the consequences.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
Word Origin and History for insincerity

1540s, from Latin insincerus (see insincere) + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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