Insincerity
Insincerity In`sin*cer"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. insinc['e]rit['e].] The quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity, or of being in reality what one appears to be; dissimulation; hypocritical; deceitfulness; hollowness; untrustworthiness; as, the insincerity of a professed friend; the insincerity of professions of regard. [1913 Webster]

What men call policy and knowledge of the world, is commonly no other thing than dissimulation and insincerity. --Blair. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • insincerity — insincere ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not expressing genuine feelings. DERIVATIVES insincerely adverb insincerity noun (pl. insincerities) …   English terms dictionary

  • insincerity — noun see insincere …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • insincerity — in·sin cer·i·ty || ‚ɪnsɪn serÉ™tɪ n. lack of sincerity, lack of honesty, deceitfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

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