Adjective(1) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
(1) Pete's selection for the show is nothing but cheap entertainment, and it is disingenuous to pretend otherwise.(2) The trust of the disinherited was further shattered and disowned by the disingenuous attitude of the state.(3) To single out Moore in an age of mind-numbing folksiness in politics is disingenuous .(4) That's as clear an admission as one could hope for that the entire exercise is disingenuous .(5) But to present it as useful in that it has shown up different work practices and rosters is a bit disingenuous .(6) Most of the men seem to be intimidated by her, or at least, contemptuous of her because she's disingenuous .(7) He also, cryptically accused some club presidents of being disingenuous .(8) This disingenuous fluff was calculated to excuse the intrusive nature of the exercise.(9) Mr. Lister's claim that other schools on the Island have experienced similar situations is also disingenuous .(10) The claim of security issues is as transparent as it is disingenuous .(11) The Defendant's evidence is not only disingenuous , but false in material respects.(12) She could have portrayed herself as more scared and disingenuous , than crafty and lying.(13) It is disingenuous to pretend that any other analysis is tenable.(14) His appeal to blasphemy is played in such a way that it seems a disingenuous pretence.(15) This is slightly disingenuous , as his huge success in addressing the needs of women shopping has undoubtedly made him rich.(16) I thought both men made some good points and both said some evasive, disingenuous things.
1. insincere ::
2. dishonest ::
3. untruthful ::
5. deceitful ::
6. duplicitous ::
7. lying ::
8. mendacious ::
9. hypocritical ::
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