Synonyms for Disingenuous:
false, guileful, artful, sly, duplicitous, underhanded, deceitful, shifty, Uncandid, indirect, dishonest.
n.false, affected, forced, sugary, hollow, pretentious, studied, artificial. honest, ambidextrous, mala fide, left-handed, insincere. indirect, underhanded, guileful, duplicitous, lubricious, shifty, underhand, sneaky, devious. •disingenuous (noun)
distorted, artful, twisted, perverted, misrepresented.
hypocritical, calculating, sly, dishonest, Uncandid, deceitful.
duplicitous, false, affected, sugary, dishonest, underhand, ambidextrous, studied, mala fide, pretentious, artificial. guileful, devious, underhanded, shifty, lubricious. indirect, insincere. sneaky. left-handed. •Other relevant words:
forced, false, lubricious, left-handed, underhand, hypocritical, duplicitous, ambidextrous, devious, underhanded, shifty, sneaky, sly, affected, indirect, studied, pretentious, deceitful, insincere, Uncandid, artificial, guileful, mala fide, sugary, hollow, dishonest, calculating.
Usage examples for disingenuous
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