disingenuous disingenuous  /dɪs ɪn ˈdʒɛn ju əs/


  • (adj) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness


  1. As Stockman noted 20 years ago, phony accounting and disingenuous prognostication are not illegal when you are running the government.
  2. That is not just maddeningly vague but also disingenuous: the campaign is entirely about Obama and his ability to inspire.
  3. We've seen disingenuous attacks and smear tactics turn people off from the political process for too long, and enough is enough.


  1. IUEC Responds to NEEA's Demand to Force Elevator Workers Back to Work and Launches Elevatorsafety.ca

    WHITBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 13, 2013) - International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) is calling the National Elevator and Escalator Association's (NEEA) surprise demand to force the union back to work, a disingenuous effort of creating false hope for Ontarians.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. Thom Loverro: A-Rod's PED controversy will be hard to swallow for Hall of Fame voters

    Kathy Willens/AP Alex Rodriguez's disingenuous record of proclamations of innocence in steroid use will make him hard for Hall of Fame voters to embrace.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner


  1. "Any speculation in the region about the United States losing interest in Asia strikes me as either preposterous, or disingenuous, or both," Mr. Gates said, noting that he had served under seven US presidents.
    on May 30, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. Fran Townsend, former head of the White House-based counterterrorism office, told CNN that "for him to do this now strikes me as self-serving, disingenuous and unprofessional."
    on May 28, 2006 By: Frances Fragos Townsend Source: 940 News

  3. "I was a talking point - 'Look at the idiot (who) told us to go to war.' Well, let's not be so disingenuous," Tenet says.
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: George Tenet Source: USA Today

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