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
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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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