Definitions for disingenuousˌdɪs ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word disingenuous
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dis•in•gen•u•ousˌdɪs ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs(adj.)
lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; insincere.
Origin of 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
Find a translation for the disingenuous definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these disingenuous definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"disingenuous." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/disingenuous>.