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insincereadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.sɪnˈsɪər/  us   /ˌɪn.sɪnˈsɪr/ 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?
insincerely
adverb uk   /ˌɪn.sɪnˈsɪə.li/  us   /ˌɪn.sɪnˈsɪr.li/
insincerity
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.sɪnˈser.ə.ti/  us   /ˌɪn.sɪnˈser.ə.t̬i/
There’s often a bit of insincerity in these speeches.
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insincereadjective

 us   /ˌɪn·sɪnˈsɪər/ disapproving
not feeling, believing, or meaning something although you pretend to; not sincere: an insincere promise/offer
insincerity
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪn·sɪnˈser·ɪ·t̬i/
There’s often a bit of insincerity in these speeches.
(Definition of insincere from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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