Insincerity vs Dishonest - What's the difference?

insincerity | dishonest |


As a noun insincerity

is property of being insincere, lacking sincerity or truthfulness.

As an adjective dishonest is

not honest.

insincerity

English

Noun

  • Property of being insincere, lacking sincerity or truthfulness.
  • His insincerity was obvious to all; he was neither honest nor believable.

    Antonyms

    * sincerity

    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