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English adjective: disingenuous

1. disingenuous not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness


SamplesAn ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time.
A disingenuous excuse.


Synonymsartful


Similardistorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted


See alsoinsincere


Antonymsartless, ingenuous









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