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Synonyms for disingenuous
ˌdɪs ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əsdisin·gen·u·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disingenuous, artfuladjective

    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"


    undistorted, heart-to-heart, candid, ingenuous, artless, open

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disingenuousadjective

    unfair, dishonest, insincere, uncandid, artful, cunning, sly, insidious, deceitful, knavish, false, false-hearted, not frank, not open

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  1. List of paraphrases for "disingenuous":

    dishonest, false, hypocritical

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  1. Jessica Stern:

    This was a disingenuous effort to shed the dignity of LGBT employees at the U.N., while clawing at the authority of the secretary general, those who sided with Russia should be ashamed of such a craven vote.

  2. Betsy Smith:

    Frankly, I find it disingenuous, i think there are going to be people who are going to vote for this thinking, ‘ Yay, we’re going to abolish the police' and that's not what's happening.

  3. Safwan Masri:

    It is disingenuous to say that this plan is purely economic because it has a political dimension that has implications that are incongruous with the political aspirations, a big part of the $50 billion will go to neighboring states to settle the Palestinian refugees in those countries.

  4. Eric Churchhas:

    There are times that the single gets chosen for you. And by that I mean what’s happening in the world, i would feel disingenuous after writing the song, being a part of the song, to not put the song out at this time, with all the stuff that is going on: socially, police, politically. I mean, God almighty hell, the whole world. I’ve never had a song that felt more meaningful and relevant than this one. It’s something that people need to hear.

  5. Doug Collins:

    This is reckless. It's irresponsible. And it's disingenuous, it's also confusing since the attorney general is doing exactly what he said he would be doing: making as much of the report public as possible under federal law and departmental policy.

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