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disingenuous

[dis-in-jen-yoo-uh s] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs/
adjective
1.
lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere:
Her excuse was rather disingenuous.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; dis-1 + ingenuous
Related forms
disingenuously, adverb
disingenuousness, noun
nondisingenuous, adjective
nondisingenuously, adverb
nondisingenuousness, noun
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  • disingenuousness, deception and in some cases outright falsehoods continue in their rhetoric and in their deeds.
British Dictionary definitions for disingenuousness

disingenuous

/ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs/
adjective
1.
not sincere; lacking candour
Derived Forms
disingenuously, adverb
disingenuousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disingenuousness

disingenuous

adj.

"lacking in candor," 1650s, from dis- "opposite of" + ingenuous. Related: Disingenuously; disingenuousness.

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