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"insincere" in British English

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insincereadjective

uk   /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?
insincerely
adverb uk   /-li/  us   /-ˈsɪr-/
insincerity
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.sɪnˈser.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
There’s often a ​bit of insincerity in these ​speeches.
(Definition of insincere from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insincere" in American English

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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)
Translations of “insincere”
in Korean 진실되지 못한…
in Arabic غَير مُخلِص, مُنافِق…
in Malaysian tidak ikhlas…
in French de mauvaise foi…
in Russian неискренний…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虛偽的, 不誠懇的…
in Italian non sincero, falso…
in Turkish samimiyetsiz, sahte…
in Polish nieszczery…
in Spanish insincero, poco sincero…
in Vietnamese không chân thành…
in Portuguese insincero, falso…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่จริงใจ…
in German unaufrichtig…
in Catalan fals, poc sincer…
in Japanese 誠意のない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虚伪的, 不诚恳的…
in Indonesian tidak tulus…
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