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Meaning of INSINCERE

Pronunciation:  `insin'seer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
 

INSINCERE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: bootlicking, buttery, dissembling, dissimulating, dissimulative, false, fawning, feigned, fulsome, gilded, hollow, hypocritical, meretricious, obsequious, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, specious, sycophantic, toadyish, unctuous
 
 Antonyms: sincere
 
 See Also: artful, counterfeit, dishonest, dishonorable, disingenuous, imitative, unreal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sin*cere"\, a. [L. insincerus. See {In-} not, and
{Sincere}.]
1. 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. Disappointing; imperfect; unsound. [Obs.]

         To render sleep's soft blessings insincere. --Pope.

Syn: Dissembling; hollow; hypocritical; deceptive deceitful;
     false; disingenuous; untrustworthy.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adulatory, affected, ambidextrous, apparently sound, artful, artificial, bland, blandishing, blarneying, buttery, cajoling, calculating, canting, casuistic, colorable, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceitful, deceptive, dishonest, disingenuous, dissembling, double, double-dealing, duplicitous, empty, evasive, fair-spoken, faithless, fallacious, false, falsehearted, fawning, fine-spoken, flattering, forsworn, foxy, fulsome, goody, goody-goody, gushing, histrionic, holier-than-thou, hollow, honeyed, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, hypocritical, illusive, insinuating, jesuitic, la-di-da, lying, Machiavellian, maniere, mannered, mealymouthed, mendacious, obsequious, oily, oily-tongued, overacted, overdone, overrefined, oversubtle, perfidious, perjured, pharisaic, philosophistic, pietistic, pious, plausible, pretentious, sanctified, sanctimonious, scheming, self-righteous, shifty, slick, slimy, slippery, slobbery, sly, smarmy, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, sniveling, soapy, soft-soaping, sophistic, sophistical, specious, stagy, sycophantic, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, theatrical, tongue in cheek, treacherous, tricky, two-faced, uncandid, unctuous, underhanded, unfrank, ungenuine, unnatural, unserious, unsincere, untruthful, vulpine, wheedling, wily
 

 

 

 

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