Definitions for disingenuousˌdɪs ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs

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  1. disingenuous, artful(adj)

    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"

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  1. disingenuous(Adjective)

    Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.

  2. disingenuous(Adjective)

    Not ingenuous; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

  3. disingenuous(Adjective)

    Assuming a pose of naivete to make a point or for deception.

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  1. Disingenuous(adj)

    not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes

  2. Disingenuous(adj)

    not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful


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