American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not sincere; hypocritical.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not genuine; unsound; imperfect.
- Not sincere in character; making a false or hypocritical show of opinions or feelings.
- Not sincere in quality; simulated; deceptive; false.
- Synonyms Disingenuous, uncandid, double-faced, hollow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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..
- adj. obsolete Disappointing; imperfect; unsound.
- adj. lacking sincerity
- From Latin insincerus. (Wiktionary)
“PARIS - The father and daughter behind France's main far-right party have taken aim at conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy for what they called his insincere tribute to Joan of Arc.”
“The father and daughter behind France's main far-right party have taken aim at conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy for what they called his insincere tribute to Joan of Arc.”
“PARIS Reuters - The French media scorned what it called an insincere and staged TV apology by Dominique Strauss-Kahn for his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid, with many noting he left the door ajar for a eventual political comeback.”
“The parents, who met Monday night, say they are frustrated with what they call insincere apologies and attempts to put the onus of the presentation on the students.”
“That the pattern was arbitrary, theatrical, sentimental, somewhat meretricious in design, in a word insincere like its inventor, has been repeated at due intervals ever since 1868.”
“I admit that it was so, though I will not admit without a protest that the word insincere should be applied to him as describing his character generally.”
“Now, people, like me you may have children, and someday those little children may come to you with that innocent look in their eyes and ask you, “Mom” or Dad, “what’s the definition of insincere?””
“Only if you were to explain to Matt Young how he was wrong to call your insincere “apology” an apology at all, or to refer to it as “gracious”.”
“Still, the society of home will be better and more truly refined, than if it were more hollow, and affected, and insincere -- in other words, made up of more fashionable materials.”
“We can claim that she's insincere, which is certainly true.”
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