insincerity insincerity

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical

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Usage(s):

  1. Part leprechaun and part literal-minded lawyer, he disconcerts friends with a Groucho Marxist air of insincerity.
  2. Part leprechaun and part literal-minded lawyer, he disconcerts friends with a Groucho Marxist air of insincerity.
  3. By this means we are to prove to the world the insincerity of Russian pretensions and thus gain a great propaganda advantage.

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  1. "The first time I hear insincerity," La Russa told reporters, "I'll start swinging this fungo."
    on May 3, 2007 By: Tony La Russa Source: Hartford Courant

  2. "They have taken our passports. This is a reflection of their insincerity. They want to talk to us yet they behave like hooligans," Movement for Democratic Change Secretary-General Tendai Biti told reporters.
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: Reuters

  3. "The great enemy of clear language is insincerity," Orwell wrote. "When there is a gap between one's real and declared aims, one turns instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms."
    on May 21, 2007 By: George Orwell Source: City Journal

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