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disingenuous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --  {Dis`in*gen"u*ous*ly},  adv  --T.  Warton.  -- 
  {Dis`in*gen"u*ous*ness},  n.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disingenuous 
  adj  :  not  straightforward  or  candid;  giving  a  false  appearance  of 
  frankness;  "an  ambitious,  disingenuous,  philistine,  and 
  hypocritical  operator,  who...exemplified...the  most 
  disagreeable  traits  of  his  time"-  David  Cannadine  "a 
  disingenuous  excuse"  [syn:  {artful}]  [ant:  {ingenuous}] 




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