disingenuousness disingenuousness  /ˌdɪs ɪn ˈdʒɛn ju əs nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor

Usage(s):

  1. That perceived disingenuousness may come back to bite Beijing, in two ways.
  2. Romney, for all his bland disingenuousness, worked the hardest of any of the final front-runners to pander equally to all segments of the modern Republican Party.
  3. The former National Security Adviser's accounts were sometimes confusing, and he occasionally displayed an extraordinary disingenuousness.

News

  • More Whoppers Than You'd F Ind At Burger King

    I just received a new fundraising letter from the re-election campaign of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R&R-Partners) that is absolutely mind-blowing in its disingenuousness. Philosophical differences aside, you'd at least expect a high level of honesty
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Quotes

  • "The disingenuousness of it was revealed," Obama responded, "when [the Clinton campaign] started saying that, 'Well, maybe he can be vice president,' which by President Clinton's own criteria means that I must be qualified to be commander in...
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Hartford Courant

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