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Meaning of INSINCERITY

Pronunciation:  `insin'seritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
 

INSINCERITY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: falseness
 
 Antonyms: sincerity
 
 See Also: hypocrisy, untruthfulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sin*cer"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. insinc['e]rit['e].]
The quality of being insincere; want 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.

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

 
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