What does the word disingenuous mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Disingenuousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not sincere; deceitful.

Usage examples for disingenuous

  1. As to the former, I fear I was disingenuous, and led her to regard herself as having been an attraction to me from the first moment that I saw her on the links. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  2. The remark, to say the least of it, is disingenuous. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. It is true he was so far disingenuous that he did not confess the claim had ever created alarm to the minds of the Bramleighs. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever