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insincere

[in-sin-seer] /ˌɪn sɪnˈsɪər/
adjective
1.
not sincere; not honest in the expression of actual feeling; hypocritical.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin insincērus tainted, dishonest; see in-3, sincere
Related forms
insincerely, adverb
Synonyms
deceitful, disingenuous, guileful, two-faced.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-sincere

insincere

/ˌɪnsɪnˈsɪə/
adjective
1.
lacking sincerity; hypocritical
Derived Forms
insincerely, adverb
insincerity (ˌɪnsɪnˈsɛrɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for in-sincere

insincere

adj.

1620s (implied in insincerely), from Latin insincerus "not genuine, not pure, adulterated," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sincerus (see sincere).

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