disingenuously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.disingenuously - in a disingenuous mannerdisingenuously - in a disingenuous manner; "disingenuously, he asked leading questions abut his opponent's work"
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disingenuously

[ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjuəsli] adv [say, claim, remark] → de manière peu sincère

disingenuously

advunaufrichtig, unehrlich; say, remarkunaufrichtigerweise; the finance ministry claims disingenuously that it did not know this was going ondas Finanzministerium behauptet wider besseren Wissens, dass es über die Vorgänge nicht informiert gewesen sei
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Markham!' said she, with a disingenuously malicious smile.
Raffles let him go in several times a day, for the malicious pleasure of bowling him out as he was "getting set"; those were his words when I taxed him disingenuously with obnoxious conduct towards a German on a German boat.
Into the bargain, said products were also labelled disingenuously. For example, products labelled fat-free were, in fact, full of sugar.
I appreciate that he is hurt and angry but in justifying his attack he has disingenuously used a selective quotation from an interview I did...
By forcing our fishermen to backtrack on their claim that there was an element of intentionality on the part of the Chinese, the Philippine government has disingenuously padlocked the doors to an investigation of a crucially important issue: Was the Philippine boat rammed in furtherance of the Chinese government's claim of ownership over the Recto Bank, which is an internationally established exclusive economic zone (EEZ) subject to the sovereign rights of the Philippines?
We are also disappointed that members of EQT's Board have disingenuously claimed our campaign is an attempt to further our family's interests.
Dr Hanan Ashrawi Member of PLO Executive Committee said in statement on her twitter account that Brazil's Bolsonaro opened a diplomatic "business office" in Jerusalem following Hungary the Czech Republic & Honduras who also disingenuously tried to skirt the issue of Israel's illegal annexation of Jerusalem.
One union boss, disingenuously claimed that SGO workers would be making their contributions to Gesy every month like all workers and did not expect special treatment.
That specific amount returned was meant to allow the Bellone administration to subtract that amount from the $45 million raised in police taxes to disingenuously claim the budget is within the cap.
"Rare cases" have arisen where some countries are using 5G issues as an excuse for groundless speculation based on "ideological or geopolitical considerations." Security concerns disingenuously raised as excuses to block market competition would slow adoption of new technology, increase costs for network deployment, and raise prices for consumers.
Deputy chiefs Jeff Becker, Wade Gourley, Tom Jester and Brian Jennings said the city auditor disingenuously reframed their concerns.