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.
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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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Furthermore, immediately prior to the Scottish independence referendum, Cameron and Milliband were bosom pals, disingenuously pledging all sorts of devolution goodies for the people of Scotland if they voted "No".
Some 1,365 fake certificates among engineers employed in Saudi Arabia have been detected during the past six months, Al-Hammad said, adding that some of those disingenuously posing as engineers were Saudi nationals.
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