Usage examples for disingenuous

  1. But Theophanes's want of honesty does not go so far to make this story credible as does Pompey's own nature, which was averse, with all its ambition, to such base and disingenuous acts, to render it improbable. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. Disingenuous and artful as his conduct unquestionably was, it may at least be questioned whether in that age of deceit any other great statesman would have been more frank. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. In time there reached me this inadequate and disingenuous response, hardly worthy to be called even an apology for an apology: In reply to your courteous communication, let me say that had I seen the close of your short story, I should have grasped the situation more fully, and should doubtless have refrained from giving it any special attention. – Tales of Fantasy and Fact by Brander Matthews