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Words used to describe people or behaviour that is not sincere - thesaurus

Synonyms

insincere

adjective

not expressing your feelings or opinions honestly

forced

adjective

not sincere or natural

sugary

adjective

sugary talk or behaviour is intended to please people but is not sincere

affected

adjective

affected behaviour is not natural but is done to impress other people

artificial

adjective

artificial behaviour is not sincere

hollow

adjective

hollow promises or threats are not sincere, or are about things that will not really happen

disingenuous

adjective

formal not really honest or sincere, and only pretending to be

pretentious

adjective

showing disapproval behaving in a way that is intended to impress other people but seems false or too deliberate

studied

adjective

studied behaviour is planned and deliberate, so that it often seems false

false

adjective

not showing what you really feel or intend

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artificial

adjective

not done, dealt with, or expressed in a normal or natural way

cartoonish

adjective

showing disapproval too simple and exaggerated, like a cartoon

charming

adjective

used about someone, especially a man, who seems very pleasant but cannot be trusted

cringing

adjective

showing disapproval a cringing person always obeys people or agrees with them in a way that does not seem sincere

ersatz

adjective

not real or sincere

exaggerated

adjective

done in an extreme way that does not seem sincere or natural

fake

adjective

a fake action or feeling is false

fey

adjective

literary behaving in a strange way that does not seem natural

hail-fellow-well-met

adjective

old-fashioned behaving in a very friendly way that is annoying or does not seem sincere

la-di-da

adjective

informalshowing disapproval trying to impress people by behaving as though you are from a high social class

lah-di-dah

another spelling of la-di-da

pat

adjective

pat answers or explanations sound as though they have been used many times before and are not sincere

phoney

adjective

informal someone who is phoney pretends to be friendly, clever, kind etc

phony

another spelling of phoney

plausible

adjective

someone who is plausible seems to be honest and sincere, even though they may not be

pretentious

adjective

showing disapproval used about someone’s behaviour or attitude

pretentious

adjective

showing disapproval used about books, films, and other things that people create

sleek

adjective

looking or sounding good in a way that is not sincere

slick

adjective

a slick person is clever and good at persuading people but probably not honest or sincere

soapy

adjective

not sincere

spurious

adjective

formal not real or sincere

stagy

adjective

not natural, like the performance of a bad actor

strained

adjective

not natural and produced with some effort

two-faced

adjective

dishonest about your feelings, thoughts, and beliefs, and tending to tell people whatever you think will please them

unctuous

adjective

formal seeming to be interested, friendly, or full of praise, but in a way that is unpleasant because it is not sincere

unnatural

adjective

not like real life or like the way people really behave

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