• (British, America) IPA: /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈdʒɛn.ju.əs.li/


  1. In a manner that is not frank or open; deceptively.
    • 1874, Governor Musgrave, "Capital: Mr. Mill's Fundamental Propositions", The Contemporary Review 24: 745.
      Instead of inquiring why the facts oppose the theory, and where the explanation is to be found for this remarkable discrepancy, he disingenuously endeavours to give reasons for "the causes which operated, and do commonly operate, to prevent these extraordinary drafts on the productive resources of the country from being so much felt as it might seem reasonable to expect."
  2. In an unnoble manner; in a manner unbecoming of true honor or dignity; unworthily.
  3. In a manner that adopts a pose of naivete, possibly to make a point or to deceive.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: unredlicherweise, verschlagen, hinterlistigerweise, unehrlicherweise
  • German: unwürdig

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