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Disingenuous

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].
- Pope.
Adj.1.disingenuous - 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"
Synonyms: artful
Antonyms:
artless, ingenuous - characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
apparently sound, calculating, casuistic, clever, colorable, contriving, deceptive, designing, devious, double-dealing, duplicitous, empty, fallacious, false, falsehearted, feigned, forsworn, foxy, guileful, hollow, hypocritical, illusive, indirect, insidious, insincere, jesuitic, left-handed, mealymouthed, oblique, overrefined, oversubtle, perjured, philosophistic, plausible, plotting, shifty, slick, sly, smooth, sophistic, sophistical, specious, tongue in cheek, two-faced, uncandid, unfrank, unserious, unsincere, untruthful, wily
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