Definitions for: Disingenuous

[adj] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis`in*gen"u*ous, a.
1. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean;
unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.

2. Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not
frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

So disingenuous as not to confess them [faults].
-- Dis`in*gen"u*ous*ly, adv. --T. Warton. --
Dis`in*gen"u*ous*ness, n. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: artful, distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted

Antonyms: artless, ingenuous

See Also: insincere

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