Definitions for insincereˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sin•cereˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər(adj.)

  1. not sincere; not honest in the expression of actual feeling.

Origin of insincere:

1625–35; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. insincere(adj)

    lacking sincerity

    "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. insincere(adjective)ˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər

    ≠ sincere

    The teacher's praise sounded insincere.; He smiled insincerely.; the insincerity of her words


  1. insincere(Adjective)

    not sincere

  2. insincere(Adjective)

    not serious

  3. Origin: From insincerus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insincere(adj)

    not being in truth what one appears to be; not sincere; dissembling; hypocritical; disingenuous; deceitful; false; -- said of persons; also of speech, thought; etc.; as, insincere declarations

  2. Insincere(adj)

    disappointing; imperfect; unsound

Translations for insincere

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not sincere; not genuine

His praise was insincere; insincere promises.

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