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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-in-jen′ū-us, adj. not ingenuous: not frank or open: crafty.—adv. Disingen′uously.—n. Disingen′uousness.
The numerical value of disingenuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of disingenuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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.
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.
The mayor's throwing his own law under the bus, simply trying to walk away or run away from the very ordinance that he signed into effect, i really do think the mayor is playing politics with public safety, and I really think it's disingenuous the way he's going about it.
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- unehrlich, unaufrichtigGerman
- [[poco]] [[sincero]], falso, insinceroSpanish
- vilpillinen, petollinenFinnish
- tdk jujurIndonesian
- onwaardig, oneerlijk, achterbaks, onoprechtDutch
- vil, falso, insinceroPortuguese
- nèiskren, нѐискренSerbo-Croatian
- iki yüzlüTurkish
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