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Dictionary entry overview: What does disingenuous mean?
• DISINGENUOUS (adjective)
The adjective DISINGENUOUS has 1 sense:
1. not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
Familiarity information: DISINGENUOUS used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||disingenuous [BACK TO TOP]|
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 / a disingenuous excuse
insincere (lacking sincerity)
ingenuous (characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious)
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