Definition of disingenuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒenjuəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈdʒenjuəs//
[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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disingenuous