insincerity :

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  • 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.
  • By this means we are to prove to the world the insincerity of Russian pretensions and thus gain a great propaganda advantage.

  • 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."

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