disingenuously disingenuously

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a disingenuous manner

Usage(s):

  1. The disingenuously named Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a Scientology group at war with psychiatry, its primary competitor.
  2. The scam didn't hack ChoicePoint's network, Lee hastens to point out, a little disingenuously.
  3. His critics sometimes accuse him of disingenuously twisting history to fit his own views.

News

  • Printed letters, June 28, 2013

    Apparently with The Daily Sentinel’s endorsement (“Update the rules of racial preference”), our Supreme Court has disingenuously reinjected partisan judicial activism into its anti-democratic interpretations of our Constitution by striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

Quotes

  1. WASHINGTON -- A prominent feminist, allied with the presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards, accused Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday of "disingenuously playing the victim card" by infusing her campaign...
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "A day after Governor Corzine signed what Democrats have disingenuously called a 'historic, no-new-taxes budget, ' Senate Democrats are back at the State House campaigning for another tax," Kean said. "The Trenton Democrats' sorry record of...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Thomas Kean Source: PolitickerNJ (blog)

  3. The Liberals also created a program for parental and grandparental reunification, but "they did it a bit disingenuously," explained Kenney. "They didn't put any money into processing that so tens of thousands of people applied, sent in their...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Jason Kenney Source: Calgary Herald

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