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Webster 1913 Edition


Insincere

Inˊsin-cere′

,
Adj.
[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.]
Syn. – Dissembling; hollow; hypocritical; deceptive deceitful; false; disingenuous; untrustworthy.

Webster 1828 Edition


Insincere

INSINCE'RE

,
Adj.
[L. insincerus; in and sincerus, sincere.]
1.
Not sincere; not being in truth what one appears to be; dissembling; hypocritical; false; used of persons; as an insincere heart.
2.
Deceitful; hypocritical; false; used of things; as insincere declarations or professions.
3.
Not sound.

Definition 2022


insincere

insincere

English

Adjective

insincere (comparative more insincere, superlative most insincere)

  1. Not genuinely meaning what has been expressed; not sincere; artificial.
    Janice's added glares showed that her apology was insincere.
  2. Not serious.

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Italian

Adjective

insincere f pl

  1. feminine plural of insincero