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disingenuous

disingenuous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word disingenuous

Definition
(adj) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
Synonyms : artful
Example Sentence
  • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time
  • a disingenuous excuse

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for disingenuous

INGENUOUS(can be remembered as genuine) IS SINCERE, INNOCENT AND SOPHISTICATED. AND disingenuous IS not naive, insincere
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by viren

This word is derived from the word "Genuine", which means true and real. Disingenuous is just the opposite of genuine.
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by solracselbor

FOCUS ON sin IN THE WORD. CAN RELATE sin TO insincere OR sin TO liar(LIARS ARE NOT SINCERE)
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by viren

indigenous - Native ingenuous - naive,frank,innocent disingenuous - not naive, sophisticated ingenious - Clever
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