insincerity


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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.

in•sin•cer•i•ty

(ˌɪn sɪnˈsɛr ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity.
2. an instance of being insincere.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insincerity - the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
hypocrisy - insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
untruthfulness - the quality of being untruthful
sincerity - the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical; "his sincerity inspired belief"; "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"

insincerity

noun deceitfulness, hypocrisy, pretence, dishonesty, lip service, duplicity, deviousness, perfidy, mendacity, dissimulation, faithlessness, disingenuousness, untruthfulness Too many superlatives lend a note of insincerity.
honesty, sincerity, directness, faithfulness, truthfulness
Quotations
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink" [George Orwell Politics and the English Language]

insincerity

noun
Translations
عَدَم إخْلاص، عدم صِدْق
neupřímnost
uærlighed
óeinlægni
neúprimnosť
ikiyüzlülüksamimiyetsizlik

insincerity

[ˌɪnsɪnˈserɪtɪ] Nfalta f de sinceridad, insinceridad f

insincerity

[ˌɪnsɪnˈsɛrɪti] nabsence f de sincérité

insincerity

nUnaufrichtigkeit f; (of person, smile also)Falschheit f

insincerity

[ˌɪnsɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ] nfalsità, ipocrisia

insincere

(insinˈsiə) adjective
not sincere; not genuine. His praise was insincere; insincere promises.
ˌinsinˈcerely adverb
ˌinsinˈcerity (-ˈse-) noun
References in classic literature ?
He knew the cold-blooded insincerity of them, for, at night, when he was brought to Del Mar's room, he heard only the cold brittle tones, sensed only the threat and the menace of the other's personality, felt, when touched by the other's hand, only a stiffness and sharpness of contact that was like to so much steel or wood in so far as all subtle tenderness of heart and spirit was absent.
When he sat with his elbows on the dusty writing table in the deathlike stillness of the study, calm and significant memories of the last few days rose one after another in his imagination, particularly of the battle of Borodino and of that vague sense of his own insignificance and insincerity compared with the truth, simplicity, and strength of the class of men he mentally classed as they.
Kitty knew that this insincerity came from his love for his brother, from his sense of shame at being too happy, and above all from his unflagging craving to be better--she loved it in him, and so she smiled.
He had discovered in this affair a delicate and perplexing side, forcing upon the discoverer a certain amount of insincerity - that sort of insincerity which, under the names of skill, prudence, discretion, turns up at one point or another in most human affairs.
The glaring insincerity of these sermons was not sufficient to compass the banishment of the fashion from the schools, and it is not sufficient to-day; it never will be sufficient while the world stands, perhaps.
He fled to his usual refuge, that of hoping for some unforeseen turn of fortune, some favourable chance which would save him from unpleasant consequences-- perhaps even justify his insincerity by manifesting its prudence.
Nor indeed can there be a better proof of the insincerity and affectation of some of the zealous adversaries of the plan of the convention among us, who profess to be the devoted admirers of the government under which they live, than the fury with which they have attacked that plan, for matters in regard to which our own constitution is equally or perhaps more vulnerable.
It throws a shadow of insincerity over their most deeply felt emotions.
Elinor saw, and pitied her for, the neglect of abilities which education might have rendered so respectable; but she saw, with less tenderness of feeling, the thorough want of delicacy, of rectitude, and integrity of mind, which her attentions, her assiduities, her flatteries at the Park betrayed; and she could have no lasting satisfaction in the company of a person who joined insincerity with ignorance; whose want of instruction prevented their meeting in conversation on terms of equality, and whose conduct toward others made every shew of attention and deference towards herself perfectly valueless.
Before three soft speeches have escaped me I rebuke myself for folly and insincerity.
Adam dared not plead again, for Dinah's was not the voice of caprice or insincerity.
I didn't know then her shrinking from all falsehood and evasion; her dread of insincerity and disloyalty of every kind.