insincere

[ in-sin-seer ]
/ ˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər /

adjective

not sincere; not honest in the expression of actual feeling; hypocritical.

Origin of insincere

1625–35; < Latin insincērus tainted, dishonest; see in-3, sincere
Related formsin·sin·cere·ly, adverb
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insincere

/ (ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪə) /

adjective

lacking sincerity; hypocritical
Derived Formsinsincerely, adverbinsincerity (ˌɪnsɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for insincere

insincere


adj.

1620s (implied in insincerely), from Latin insincerus "not genuine, not pure, adulterated," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sincerus (see sincere).

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