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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. Anne Bayefsky:

    These same authorities on racism champion the U.N.'s racist Durban Declaration, support the U.N.'s rampant discriminatory treatmentof the Jewish state, and turn a blind eye to modern forms of anti-Semitism. So their sudden concern with anti-Semitism in the United States appears disingenuous, to say the least.

  2. Doug Collins:

    They know Justice Department is working to negotiate even as they pursue contempt charges, making their move today illogical and disingenuous, democrats have launched a proxy war smearing The Attorney General when their anger actually lies with the president and the special counsel, who found neither conspiracy nor obstruction.

  3. Kirsten Gillibrand:

    I think Brett Kavanaugh statement was dishonest and disingenuous, but the American people are watching and if Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath in the hearings, that's going to be problematic so I hope the American people and American women everywhere will hold this President accountable and will protest the extreme decisions by legislatures and governors being signed into law.

  4. Patrick Phillips:

    I am firmly against the destruction or censoring of art in any form, but it would be disingenuous for anyone to say that these pieces, especially in a library whose central mission is to welcome and support the entire campus, are' just art,' they represent much more and it is incumbent upon us to address that fact.

  5. Andrew Wheeler:

    Their determination was disingenuous, they knew that the technology was not adequately demonstrated, which is what is required under the law.

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