dis ingenuous

disingenuous

[dis-in-jen-yoo-uhs]
adjective
lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere: Her excuse was rather disingenuous.

Origin:
1645–55; dis-1 + ingenuous

disingenuously, adverb
disingenuousness, noun
nondisingenuous, adjective
nondisingenuously, adverb
nondisingenuousness, noun
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disingenuous (ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs)
 
adj
not sincere; lacking candour
 
disin'genuously
 
adv
 
disin'genuousness
 
n

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disingenuous
"lacking in candor," 1655, from dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + ingenuous (q.v.).
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