insincere

[ in-sin-seer ]
/ ˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər /

adjective

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

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Origin of insincere

1625–35; <Latin insincērus tainted, dishonest; see in-3, sincere

OTHER WORDS FROM insincere

in·sin·cere·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for insincere

insincere
/ (ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪə) /

adjective

lacking sincerity; hypocritical

Derived forms of insincere

insincerely, adverbinsincerity (ˌɪnsɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ), noun
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