Definitions for disingenuousˌdɪs ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word disingenuous
not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
"an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"
Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
Not ingenuous; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
Assuming a pose of naivete to make a point or for deception.
not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes
not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's wrong and disingenuous, we're no Ferguson.
It is disingenuous for them to say they don’t have enough to pay $15 an hour.
It's disingenuous to have a discussion about racism and not point to the language of racism.
Juhl ’s claim is disingenuous at best. Asger Juhl is Asger Juhl. Asger Juhl teaches nothing.
This was a disingenuous effort to shed the dignity of LGBT employees at the U.N., while clawing at the authority of the secretary general, those who sided with Russia should be ashamed of such a craven vote.
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- unehrlich, unaufrichtigGerman
- [[poco]] [[sincero]], falso, insinceroSpanish
- vilpillinen, petollinenFinnish
- tdk jujurIndonesian
- onwaardig, oneerlijk, achterbaks, onoprechtDutch
- vil, falsoPortuguese
- nèiskren, нѐискренSerbo-Croatian
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