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disingenuous

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English

Etymology

From dis- + ingenuous.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
disingenuous

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  1. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
  2. Not ingenuous; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
  3. Assuming a pose of naivete to make a point or for deception.

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