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Definition 1: lacking sincerity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insincere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a charming but thoroughly insincere woman
  • their praise was extravagant and insincere

(insincere is similar to ...) concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive

"dissimulative arts"

(insincere is similar to ...) given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

"a plausible liar"

(insincere is similar to ...) professing feelings or virtues one does not have

"hypocritical praise"

(insincere is similar to ...) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

"the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility" "meretricious praise" "a meretricious argument"

(insincere is similar to ...) not genuine

"feigned sympathy"

(insincere is similar to ...) attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

(insincere is similar to ...) unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

"buttery praise" "gave him a fulsome introduction" "an oily sycophantic press agent" "oleaginous hypocrisy" "smarmy self-importance" "the unctuous Uriah Heep" "soapy compliments"

(insincere is similar to ...) deliberately deceptive

"false pretenses"

(means also ...) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

"gave false testimony under oath" "false tales of bravery"

(means also ...) lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"

(means also ...) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

"an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time" "a disingenuous excuse"

(means also ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

(means also ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

(... are attributes of insincere) the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical

"his sincerity inspired belief" "they demanded some proof of my sincerity"

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