Disingenuous meaning

dĭsĭn-jĕnyo͝o-əs
The definition of disingenuous is insincere, deceptive or misleading.

An example of disingenuous is a child's excuse, “the dog ate my homework.”

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Slyly deceptive or misleading, typically by means of a pretense of ignorance or unawareness.
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Assuming a pose of naivete to make a point or for deception.
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Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naïf.
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Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naïf.
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Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating.
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Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating.
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Not straightforward; not candid or frank.
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Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
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Not ingenuous; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
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Unaware or uninformed; naive.
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Unaware or uninformed; naive.
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Origin of disingenuous