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Definition of disingenuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

disingenuous

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒɛnyuəs//
 
[not usually before noun] (formal)
 
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not sincere, especially when you pretend to know less about something than you really do It would be disingenuous of me to claim I had never seen it. compare ingenuous
disingenuously
 
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adverb
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