Synonyms of disingenuous


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"

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Definition and meaning of disingenuous (Dictionary)