Today’s Word : disingenuous

Word: disingenuous

PRONUNCIATION:

(dis-in-JEN-yoo-uhs)

MEANING:

adjective: Not being candid or sincere.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin dis- (apart, away) + ingenuus (honest, native, freeborn), from in- (in) + gignere (to beget). Earliest documented use: 1655.

USAGE:

“Christine Blower said it was disingenuous to say schools’ budgets were being protected when posts were already under threat.”
Hannah Richardson; Frontline Schools’ Staff Facing Job Losses; BBC News (London, UK); Oct 8, 2010.

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