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insincerity


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insincerity  \In`sin*cer"i*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  insinc['e]rit['e].] 
  The  quality  of  being  insincere;  want  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insincerity 
  n  :  the  quality  of  not  being  open  or  truthful;  deceitful  or 
  hypocritical  [syn:  {falseness}]  [ant:  {sincerity}] 




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