In`sin*cere" (?), a. [L. insincerus. See In- not, and Sincere.]

1.

Not being in truth what one appears to be; not sincere; dissembling; hypocritical; disingenuous; deceitful; false; -- said of persons; also of speech, thought; etc.; as, insincere declarations.

2.

Disappointing; imperfect; unsound.

[Obs.]

To render sleep's soft blessings insincere. Pope.

Syn. -- Dissembling; hollow; hypocritical; deceptive deceitful; false; disingenuous; untrustworthy.

 

© Webster 1913.

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