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- 1. disingenuous (vs. ingenuous), artful, distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted, insincere
- usage: 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"
- 2. artful (vs. artless), crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily, cute, precious, designing, scheming, deep, elusive, manipulative, pawky, adroit
- usage: marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"
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