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insincere

adjective     /ˌɪn.sɪnˈsɪər/ US  /-ˈsɪr/ disapproving
pretending to feel something that you do not really feel, or not meaning what you say: an insincere apology And all this praise just because the poor man has died - doesn't it strike you as a bit insincere?Affected and insincere insincerely     /-li/ US  /-ˈsɪr-/ adverb Affected and insincere insincerity     /ˌɪn.sɪnˈser.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ noun [U] Affected and insincere
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