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Definition of Insincerity


  1. 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.

Insincerity Quotations

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
George Henry Lewes

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
George Orwell

That's what show business is, sincere insincerity.
Benny Hill

Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
William Shenstone

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum
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Insincerity Translations

insincerity in German is Unaufrichtigkeit
insincerity in Spanish is falta de sinceridad
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