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Definition of Disingenuous

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

It seems disingenuous to ask a writer why she, or he, is writing about a violent subject when the world and history are filled with violence.
Joyce Carol Oates

At the risk of appearing disingenuous, I don't really think of myself as 'writing humor.' I'm simply reporting on the world I observe, which is frequently hilarious.
Richard Russo

I felt devalued and disrespected. The energy behind it felt disingenuous and motivated by corporate profit.
Lisa Bonet

It would be disingenuous of me to blanket-ly love everything a woman has produced simply to make a statement that we're all in this together. No. We're in Hollywood trying to be competitive, and get numbers, have our eyes on the Nielsens and things like that.
Mindy Kaling

I come from very common stock, and I've always been uncomfortable with pretension and all the forms it can take, including disingenuous broadcasting.
Tom Bodett
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Disingenuous Translations

disingenuous in German is unaufrichtig
disingenuous in Italian is insincero

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