insincere insincere  /ˌɪn sɪn ˈsɪr/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking sincerity

Usage(s):

  1. She also expressed sympathy for Lewinsky, but her words struck many listeners as insincere, since the tapings have caused Lewinsky so much anguish.
  2. But the biggest risk for the party is to come off as insincere.
  3. What Fonda resents, though, is any inference that she's insincere or a dilettante.

News

  • A woman scorned

    In April 1866 Emily Harrison of Sandwich brought suit against Noble P. Swift of West Sandwich (presently Sagamore) for breach of promise to marry. In earlier times this was a serious matter and courts allowed a woman to claim damages when she felt an insincere suitor had wronged her.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Barnstable Patriot

Quotes

  1. "If this is President Bush's idea of 20/20 vision he needs to get his eyes checked," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., calling the new White House climate initiative "late, insufficient and insincere."
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: John Kerry Source: KSTP.com

  2. If Democrats delay the nomination, McConnell warned, "they'll show the American people that their concern for the department was insincere."
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "What they did right: they surprised the world with a new record, and it was available digitally first. What they did wrong: by making it such a low-quality thing, not even including artwork...... to me that feels insincere," said Reznor.
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Trent Reznor Source: ElectricNews.net

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