Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Not sincere; deceitful.

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Usage examples "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", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
  2. The remark, to say the least of it, is disingenuous. - "Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings", 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", Charles James Lever.