Disingenuous Dis`in*gen"u*ous, a. 1. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes. [1913 Webster]

2. Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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