Definition of disingenuous in English:

disingenuous

Line breaks: dis|in¦genu|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

disingenuity

noun
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  • But it's awash with half-truths and disingenuity.
  • And I think there's a disingenuity in sending it out.
  • There's another factor at work here, a kind of commercial disingenuity that aims to befuddle the listener on his own ground.

disingenuously

adverb
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  • She disingenuously refers to them as ex-felons, which is incorrect since the law holds that once someone is a felon, he remains one.
  • ‘Well I can clear that one up for you - no, he definitely isn't,’ I replied disingenuously, but she didn't seem convinced.
  • There are places in this country whose media outlets are disingenuously labeled with different names but owned by one corporation thousands of miles away.

disingenuousness

noun
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  • This sort of talk immediately opens itself up to the accusation of disingenuousness and hypocrisy.
  • The play's title is too literal a description of its subject matter, and that lack of theatrical imagination shows up in the general emotional disingenuousness of the piece.
  • In that sense, the administration's appeals to free expression and dialogue were the purest disingenuousness.

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