noun see disingenuous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • disingenuousness — index bad faith, color (deceptive appearance), dishonesty, evasion, improbity, indirection (deceitfulness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • disingenuousness — disingenuous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not candid or sincere, especially in feigning ignorance. DERIVATIVES disingenuously adverb disingenuousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Disingenuousness — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disingenuousness — See disingenuously. * * * …   Universalium

  • disingenuousness — noun The state or quality of being disingenuous …   Wiktionary

  • disingenuousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Lack of sincerity: ambidexterity, artificiality, insincerity, phoniness. See HONEST …   English dictionary for students

  • disingenuousness — dis·in gen·u·ous·ness || ‚dɪsɪn dÊ’enjÊŠÉ™nɪs n. untruthfulness, dishonesty, quality of lacking candor; hypocrisy, insincerity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disingenuousness — dis·ingenuousness …   English syllables

  • disingenuousness — noun the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor • Ant: ↑ingenuousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑disingenuous • Hypernyms: ↑dishonesty • Hyponyms: ↑craftiness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disingenuity — Dis*in ge*nu i*ty, n. Disingenuousness. [Obs.] Clarendon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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