Meaning of “disingenuous” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"disingenuous" in British English

See all translations

disingenuousadjective

uk /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈdʒen.ju.əs/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈdʒen.ju.əs/ formal

(of a person or their behaviour) slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth:

It was disingenuous of her to claim she had no financial interest in the case.

(Definition of “disingenuous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disingenuous" in American English

See all translations

disingenuousadjective

us /ˌdɪs·ɪnˈdʒen·ju·əs/

slightly dishonest; not speaking the complete truth:

a disingenuous compliment

(Definition of “disingenuous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Blogs about "disingenuous"

by katewoodford,