Insincerity

Definition of Insincerity

In`sin`cer´i`ty
n.1.The quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity, or of being in reality what one appears to be; dissimulation; hypocritical; deceitfulness; hollowness; untrustworthiness; as, the insincerity of a professed friend; the insincerity of professions of regard.
What men call policy and knowledge of the world, is commonly no other thing than dissimulation and insincerity.
- Blair.

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Tartuffery, Tartuffism, affectation, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, apparent soundness, artfulness, artificiality, cant, casuistry, circularity, craftiness, credibility gap, crossed fingers, deceitfulness, disingenuousness, distortion, emptiness, equivocalness, equivocation, evasive reasoning, facade, fallaciousness, fallacy, false front, false piety, false show, falseheartedness, falseness, feigned belief, flattering tongue, forswearing, fraud, front, goody-goodiness, gush, hollow mockery, hollowness, hypocrisy, image, intrigue, jesuitism, jesuitry, mannerism, mealymouthedness, mere show, misapplication, mockery, mummery, mystification, obfuscation, obscurantism, oiliness, oversubtlety, perjury, perversion, pharisaicalness, pharisaism, philosophism, pietism, pietisticalness, piety, piousness, plausibility, plausibleness, pretense, pretension, prunes and prisms, public image, put-on, putting on airs, rationalization, religionism, religiosity, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, self-righteousness, sham, sharp practice, show, slobber, smarm, snivel, snuffle, sophism, sophistical reasoning, sophistication, sophistry, special pleading, speciosity, specious reasoning, speciousness, stylishness, subtlety, that flattering unction, tongue in cheek, uncandidness, uncandor, unction, unctuousness, unfrankness, unnaturalness, unsincereness, untruthfulness, vicious circle, vicious reasoning
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