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insincerity

[ in-sin-ser-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti /
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noun, plural in·sin·cer·i·ties for 2.

the quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity; hypocrisy; deceitfulness.
an instance of being insincere: He recalled their many past insincerities.

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falsity, hypocrisy, pretense, deceitfulness, dishonesty, deception

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insignia, insignificance, insignificancy, insignificant, insincere, insincerity, insinuate, insinuating, insinuation, insipid, insipidity

Origin of insincerity

First recorded in 1540–50; in-3 + sincerity
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insincerity


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper