insincere


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in·sin·cere

 (ĭn′sĭn-sîr′)
adj.
1. Not sincere; not genuine: an insincere apology.
2. Habitually phony or dishonest: distrusted him as insincere.

in′sin·cere′ly adv.
in′sin·cer′i·ty (-sĕr′ĭ-tē) n.

insincere

(ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪə)
adj
lacking sincerity; hypocritical
ˌinsinˈcerely adv
insincerity n

in•sin•cere

(ˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər)

adj.
not sincere; not honest in the expression of actual feeling.
[1625–35; < Latin]
in`sin•cere′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
artful, disingenuous - not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
false - not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"

insincere

insincere

adjective
1. Not genuine or sincere:
2. Not being what one purports to be:
Translations
غَيْرُ مُخَاصٌغَيْر مُخْلِص، عَيْر صادِق
neupřímný
uægteuærliguoprigtig
teennäinen
neiskren
nem őszinte
óhreinskilinn
誠意のない
불성실한
nenuoširdumasnenuoširdusnenuoširdžiai
liekuļotsneīstsnepatiess
neúprimný
falsk
ไม่จริงใจ
không thành thực

insincere

[ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪəʳ] ADJinsincero, poco sincero

insincere

[ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪər] adj [remark, flattery, smile] → dénué(e) de sincérité
She was being insincere → Elle n'était pas sincère.

insincere

adjunaufrichtig; person, smile alsofalsch

insincere

[ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪəʳ] adj (person,) → falso/a, insincero/a, ipocrita; (smile, behaviour) → falso/a, ipocrita

insincere

(insinˈsiə) adjective
not sincere; not genuine. His praise was insincere; insincere promises.
ˌinsinˈcerely adverb
ˌinsinˈcerity (-ˈse-) noun

insincere

غَيْرُ مُخَاصٌ neupřímný uoprigtig unaufrichtig ανειλικρινής poco sincero teennäinen hypocrite neiskren falso 誠意のない 불성실한 onoprecht uoppriktig nieszczery hipócrita, insincero неискренний falsk ไม่จริงใจ samimiyetsiz không thành thực 虚假的
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To a people of this nature the Homeric epos would be inacceptable, and the post-Homeric epic, with its conventional atmosphere, its trite and hackneyed diction, and its insincere sentiment, would be anathema.
I see faces, keen and bright; others dull or dangerous; others, unsteady, insincere,--none that have the calm authority of a reasonable soul.
It seemed to her that both she and all of them were insincere, and she fell so bored and ill at ease in that world that she went to see the Countess Lidia Ivanovna as little as possible.
It was all false, insincere, shoddy; and yet no one was more honest, sincere, and frank than Dirk Stroeve.
Once there, I believed I could force on the visit to the lawyer, even if my uncle were now insincere in proposing it; and, perhaps, in the bottom of my heart, I wished a nearer view of the sea and ships.
Emma watched and decided, that with such feelings as were now shewn, it could not be fairly supposed that he had been ever voluntarily absenting himself; that he had not been acting a part, or making a parade of insincere professions; and that Mr.
It would grieve me indeed to be obliged to think ill of you; but if I am to do it, if I am to learn that you are not what we have hitherto believed you, that your regard for us all was insincere, that your behaviour to me was intended only to deceive, let it be told as soon as possible.
But however insincere you may choose to be, you shall not find me so.
With that peculiar feeling of youth, that dread of beaten tracks, and wish to express itself in a manner different from that of its elders which is often insincere, Nicholas wished to do something special on meeting his friend.
I regretted it especially," he resumed, taking the usual course from detraction to insincere eulogy, "because of my gratitude and respect towards my cousin.
But now, the few words luckily or unluckily heard in passing had wholly revolutionized my ideas respecting her: now I looked upon her as hypocritical and insincere, a flatterer, and a spy upon my words and deeds.
He glanced across the top of the paper he was reading, showing a pair of dark, insincere, sharp-staring eyes.