disingenuous
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˌdɪs.ɪn.ˈdʒɛn.ju.əs/
Adjective

disingenuous

  1. Not honourable; unworthy of honour
  2. Not ingenuous; not frank or open
    Synonyms: uncandid
    • 1726, William Broome, The Poems of Alexander Pope: The Odyssey of Homer. Books XIII-XXIV, edited by Maynard Mack, Methuen, 1969, volume 10, page 378:
      I am not so vain as to think these Remarks free from faults, nor so disingenuous as not to confess them:
  3. Assuming a pose of naïveté to make a point or for deception.
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