What does insincere mean?

Definitions for insincereˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insincere.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insincere(adj)

    lacking sincerity

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


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insincere

    in-sin-sēr′, adj. deceitful: dissembling: not to be trusted: unsound.—adv. Insincere′ly.—n. Insincer′ity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insincere in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insincere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pablo Picasso:

    Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.

  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    What monster have we here? A great Deed at this hour of day? A great just deed -- and not for pay? Absurd -- or insincere?

  3. Buddha:

    An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast - a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

  4. Tennessee Williams:

    Everyone says he's sincere, but everyone isn't sincere. If everyone was sincere who says he's sincere there wouldn't be half so many insincere ones in the world and there would be lots, lots, lots more really sincere ones!

  5. Unknown:

    The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Check yourself against this list of obstacles to a pleasing personality interrupting others sarcasm vanity being a poor listener insincere flattery finding fault challenging others without good cause giving unsolicited advice complaining attitude of superiority envy of others' success poor posture and dress.

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