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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.
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Adv.1.insincerely - without sincerity; "she congratulated him somewhat insincerely"
sincerely, unfeignedly, truly - with sincerity; without pretense; "she praised him sincerely for his victory"; "was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher"; "we are truly sorry for the inconvenience"
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(insinˈsiə) adjective
not sincere; not genuine. His praise was insincere; insincere promises.
ˌinsinˈcerely adverb
ˌinsinˈcerity (-ˈse-) noun
References in classic literature ?
But I don't suppose I've had more than you've had," Evelyn laughed rather insincerely.
Even those neighbors who had called Peter Featherstone an old fox, had never accused him of being insincerely polite, and his sister was quite used to the peculiar absence of ceremony with which he marked his sense of blood-relationship.
The Binghamton University study, entitled "Texting insincerely, found that text messages ending in a period tended to be perceived as less sincere.
We will soon see if the advice insincerely given for the prevention of this decline will be of any use at this stage.
Yours insincerely but nicely enviously, Ceri Gould @cerigouldceri.
Instances of this include threatening suicide, falsely claiming to be depressed, leaking pornographic images of underage girls, creating spaces for others to do the same, publicly promoting these activities on his profile, deleting any evidence of this only to be exposed and finally admitting to his actions, insincerely apologising saying everyone makes mistakes.
Derthick and Quirk characterize Alfred Kahn as an economist rife with experience and knowledge of regulatory policy but also as a man acutely aware of how his actions might affect the relevant interests and his congressional overseers: "I do not myself know to what extent I declare a commitment to gradualism insincerely, merely to reassure Congress and the industry I am not a madman, and that I am not solicitous of the financial fortunes of the industry, and anxious not to impair them" (qtd.
The phrase, based on the context of the text, creates the impression that the concept is viewed in an insincerely pleasant way.
Allen lays it all on the line in the direct but biting admission, "Let's be clear/I'm here, here to make money, money, money/Insincere, insincerely yours tonight.
But she doesn't spare herself, including both the self-conscious Insincerely Yours, attacking mercenary celebrity culture, and her cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know for John Lewis.
For decades, they kept clinging, albeit evasively and insincerely, to a promise of the Quaid-e-Azam to the people of tribal areas at the time of independence not to interfere with their tribal codes and customs and their ways of life.