- n the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
- When people like Dobson profess "concern" for the welfare of children, while simultaneously attacking those very children's parents and family structures, their insincerity becomes .
- We've learned to peel them apart with tweezers, find the insincerity and self-interest: If I caused any offense (you thin-skinned morons), I regret it.
- Part leprechaun and part literal-minded lawyer, he disconcerts friends with a Groucho Marxist air of insincerity.
- Tony La Russa in Hartford Courant
The first time I hear insincerity,La Russa told reporters, "I'll start swinging this fungo."
- Tendai Biti in Reuters
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.
- George Orwell in City Journal
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."