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synonyms for disingenuousness

  • ambidexterity
  • artificiality
  • deceit
  • deception
  • dishonesty
  • double-dealing
  • hypocrisy
  • phoniness
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antonyms for disingenuousness

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  • forthrightness
  • frankness
  • honesty
  • openness
  • sincerity
  • truth
  • truthfulness
  • uprightness
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How to use disingenuousness in a sentence

If Royston had known how bitterly she despised herself for disingenuousness he would have been amply avenged.
SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
Another point to avoid is disingenuousness, such as "accounts are opened for the convenience of customers."
HOW TO WRITE LETTERS (FORMERLY THE BOOK OF LETTERS)MARY OWENS CROWTHER
This endeavour to suppress argument implies disingenuousness, and this last named quality is always at variance with real truth.
LETTER TO SIR SAMUEL SHEPHERDANONYMOUS
I could not descend to that disingenuousness I had often counselled others to scorn.
THE HISTORY OF THE LAST TRIAL BY JURY FOR ATHEISM IN ENGLANDGEORGE JACOB HOLYOAKE
His way of accounting for his neglect to copy the documents is sufficiently significant of disingenuousness.
THE REAL SHELLEY, VOL. II (OF 2)JOHN CORDY JEAFFRESON
This sort of disingenuousness is so common on both sides, that it may be said to be the besetting sin of controversialists.
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND CLEARED FROM THE CHARGE OF SCHISMTHOMAS WILLIAM ALLIES
I was ashamed to confess the real cause of my outburst, and suffered for my disingenuousness in Dr. Pepjohn's consulting-room.
A FLAT IRON FOR A FARTHINGJULIANA HORATIA EWING
Not from any disingenuousness; but he had a feeling that he liked to keep that meeting of long ago to himself.
MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
He behaved with a pusillanimity and disingenuousness which deprived him of all claim to respect or pity.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
It is very well done and most satisfactorily exposes Godwin's ignorance as well as his disingenuousness.
LETTERS OF DAVID RICARDO TO THOMAS ROBERT MALTHUS, 1810-1823DAVID RICARDO
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DISINGENUOUSNESS

  • deceit
  • deception
  • dishonesty
  • disingenuousness
  • double-dealing
  • hypocrisy
  • phoniness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.