Disingenuous

Definition of Disingenuous

Dis`in`gen´u`ous
a.1.Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.
2.Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
So disingenuous as not to confess them [faults].
- Pope.

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apparently sound, calculating, casuistic, clever, colorable, contriving, deceptive, designing, devious, double-dealing, duplicitous, empty, fallacious, false, falsehearted, feigned, forsworn, foxy, guileful, hollow, hypocritical, illusive, indirect, insidious, insincere, jesuitic, left-handed, mealymouthed, oblique, overrefined, oversubtle, perjured, philosophistic, plausible, plotting, shifty, slick, sly, smooth, sophistic, sophistical, specious, tongue in cheek, two-faced, uncandid, unfrank, unserious, unsincere, untruthful, wily
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