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DISINGENUOUS

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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.


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DISINGENUOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

Synonyms:

artful; disingenuous

Context examples:

an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time / a disingenuous excuse

Similar:

distorted; misrepresented; perverted; twisted (having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented)

Also:

insincere (lacking sincerity)

Antonym:

ingenuous (characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious)


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