insincerity


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the quality of not being open or truthful

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But in this scrub was no sincerity, only a positive insincerity. A thoroughbred had passion, because of its hot blood; but this scrub had no passion.
Grimsby, a friend of his, but a man I very greatly disliked: there was a sinister cast in his countenance, and a mixture of lurking ferocity and fulsome insincerity in his demeanour, that I could not away with.
'The only thing I object to in this little trait of Ned's, is,' said Mr Chester, '--and the mention of his name reminds me, by the way, that I am about to beg the favour of a minute's talk with you alone--the only thing I object to in it, is, that it DOES partake of insincerity. Now, however I may attempt to disguise the fact from myself in my affection for Ned, still I always revert to this-- that if we are not sincere, we are nothing.
The prince's tone was so natural and respectful that the general could not possibly suspect him of any insincerity.
Nor did she encourage those habits of unselfishness and amiability founded upon insincerity which are put at so high a value in mixed households of men and women.
It is but a shallow haste which concludeth insincerity from
Yet after all, many of these prejudices rested on important principles which were among the most solid foundations of Johnson's nature and largely explain his real greatness, namely on sound commonsense, moral and intellectual independence, and hatred of insincerity. There was really something to be said for his refusal to listen to the Americans' demand for liberty while they themselves held slaves.
Aamir Raza Abidi said that any policy of accountability should be implemented without insincerity and all stakeholders should be taken into confidence.
I LOVED the insincerity of Labour MP Keith Vaz, who told us that Jacqui Smith had made her mark in history as Britain's first female home secretary.
Cllr Patton accused Labour colleagues of hypocrisy and insincerity during a debate on election fraud.
But the continued presence at Anfield of Robbie Fowler, who a year ago asked about personal terms after signing his contract, shows there are still noble exceptions to the cult of insincerity in the Premiership.
But it was worth enduring the camp insincerity of Graham Norton and the gurnying grimaces of Lloyd Webber to see Connie from Pembrokeshire crowned West End convent girl.
Even though nobody, apart from a few in Hexham, votes Tory, I cannot buy the smug insincerity with which Blair spoke on Look North: "I am always there for the North East." Yeah, yeah, yeah, Tony, you've checked out.
In attacking, in a very hurtful way, a Welsh learner who was in difficulties on the Eisteddfod field, Welsh speakers showed insincerity and lack of sympathy.
If medals were given out for hypocrisy and insincerity the FA would have a chestful.