disingenuous


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dis·in·gen·u·ous

(dĭs′ĭn-jĕn′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating: "Increasingly, the question of immigration has become a disingenuous stalking-horse for race and racial hostility" (Tyler Stovall).
2. Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naïf.
3. Usage Problem Unaware or uninformed; naive.

dis′in·gen′u·ous·ly adv.
dis′in·gen′u·ous·ness n.
Usage Note: Disingenuous means "not ingenuous," that is, not innocent, naive, or guileless. As such it can refer to someone who is insincere or calculating, as in It is both insensitive and disingenuous for the White House to describe its aid package and the proposal to eliminate the federal payment as "tough love," or to someone who is pretending to be unsophisticated, as in "I don't have a clue about late Beethoven!" he said. The remark seemed disingenuous, coming from one of the world's foremost concert pianists. Both of these examples were accepted by 90 percent of the Usage Panel in our 2016 survey. As with many words containing prefixes that negate (dis-) or seem to negate (in-), speakers sometimes lose track of exactly what is being negated, and sometimes use disingenuous when ingenuous would be more appropriate, namely as a synonym for naive. This usage is considered an error by careful writers: in our 2016 survey, 87 percent of the Usage Panel disapproved of the phrase the disingenuous tourist who falls prey to stereotypical con artists.

disingenuous

(ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs)
adj
not sincere; lacking candour
ˌdisinˈgenuously adv
ˌdisinˈgenuousness n

dis•in•gen•u•ous

(ˌdɪs ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs)

adj.
lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; insincere.
[1645–55]
dis`in•gen′u•ous•ly, adv.
dis`in•gen′u•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disingenuous - not straightforward or candiddisingenuous - 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"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
artless, ingenuous - characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"

disingenuous

disingenuous

adjective
1. Not being what one purports to be:
Translations
insidema

disingenuous

[ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒenjʊəs] ADJfalso, poco sincero

disingenuous

[ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjuəs] adj [person] → peu sincère; [remark, claim] → peu sincère
it is disingenuous to do ... → ce n'est pas sincère de faire ...
it is disingenuous of sb to do ... → ce n'est pas sincère de la part de qn de faire ...

disingenuous

adjunaufrichtig

disingenuous

[ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs] adjinsincero/a
References in classic literature ?
I am well aware that it would be disingenuous to resolve indiscriminately the opposition of any set of men (merely because their situations might subject them to suspicion) into interested or ambitious views.
I had another work to keep from smiling: he was so ingenuously disingenuous.
But she accompanied the words with a sly glance of derision directed to me from the corner of her disingenuous eye.
Mr Elliot is evidently a disingenuous, artificial, worldly man, who has never had any better principle to guide him than selfishness.
Her remark was disingenuous, but this was only noticed by the doctor, who said in her ear, "You have been crying
Its a disingenuous partisan political stunt considering they know full well that a vote would fail in both chambers, a result that would make a successful deal even harder to achieve moving forward.
Speaking to ANI here, Owaisi said, "The statement of the home minister is disingenuous.
So I found it disingenuous, I found it hypocritical.
Sir Tom said: "It is entirely disingenuous of our First Minister to say to us Scots, 'Don't worry, it'll be all right on the night.
At best, his evidence on this matter was disingenuous.
This is obviously a government ruse This was always free at point of use This is our downward revision This is our financial position This is not a technological mishap This, of course, is wildly madcap This is Cameron's phone hacking scandal This is our ravaging vandal This is Westminster at its most despotic This is disingenuous and chaotic This could be termed as "some cool nerve" This coalition not elected to serve This is not actual impiety This is wrong for our society This, of course, is far from bliss This is Jesus, betrayed by a kiss This betrayal never took place This point made - this isn't grace This is an anagram, please consider This is a tender, not a bidder Jock Brownlee, Loxley Close, Wood End, Coventry.
But Mr Cable said: "It is disingenuous to use the current context to argue against reform.