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Definition of Disingenuous


  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.

Disingenuous Quotations

While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments to protect Social Security for the long term, it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis.
Carl Levin

Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all - the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence.
Reince Priebus

The Congo is very wealthy from oil money but is not paying its debts and at the same time is applying for special status at the World Bank. That's shocking and disingenuous.
Paul Singer

I don't want to be polite. I don't think campaigning is polite. That's a disingenuous effort.
Carl Paladino

I am aware it's easy and may be fashionable to pose with a slum child, and the irony of getting the media along means that it can come across as disingenuous. But you take these things on board, and you hope you mean it whenever you get stuck into something.
Erin O'Connor
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Disingenuous Translations

disingenuous in German is unaufrichtig
disingenuous in Italian is insincero
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