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  • Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.
  • Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
         Quotations
         *So disingenuous as not to confess them . - Alexander Pope
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis`in*gen"u*ous (?), a. 1. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.

2. Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

So disingenuous as not to confess them [faults].
Pope.

-- Dis`in*gen"u*ous*ly, adv. T. Warton. -- Dis`in*gen"u*ous*ness, n. Macaulay.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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