Insincere vs Dishonest - What's the difference?

insincere | dishonest |


As adjectives the difference between insincere and dishonest

is that insincere is not genuinely meaning what has been expressed; not sincere; artificial while dishonest is not honest.

insincere

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not genuinely meaning what has been expressed; not sincere; artificial.
  • Janice's added glares showed that her apology was insincere.
  • Not serious.
  • Antonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * insincerely * insincerity ----

    dishonest

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not honest.
  • Interfering with honesty.
  • (obsolete) Dishonourable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars
  • * Sir T. North
  • Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].
  • (obsolete) Dishonoured; disgraced; disfigured.
  • * Dryden
  • Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, / Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.

    Antonyms

    * honest