Synonyms for insincere

Synonyms for (adjective) insincere

Synonyms: insincere

Definition: lacking sincerity

Usage: a charming but thoroughly insincere woman; their praise was extravagant and insincere

Similar words: fawning, obsequious, bootlicking, sycophantic, toadyish

Definition: attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery


Similar words: unctuous, oily, oleaginous, fulsome, smarmy, soapy, buttery

Definition: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

Usage: buttery praise; gave him a fulsome introduction; an oily sycophantic press agent; oleaginous hypocrisy; smarmy self-importance; the unctuous Uriah Heep; soapy compliments


Similar words: dissimulative

Definition: concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive

Usage: dissimulative arts


Similar words: false

Definition: deliberately deceptive

Usage: false pretenses


Similar words: feigned

Definition: not genuine

Usage: feigned sympathy


Similar words: gilded, meretricious, specious

Definition: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

Usage: the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility; meretricious praise; a meretricious argument


Similar words: hypocritical

Definition: professing feelings or virtues one does not have

Usage: hypocritical praise


Similar words: plausible

Definition: given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

Usage: a plausible liar