ITWASSOOTED: our leaders

Sunday, March 26, 2006

our leaders

dis·in·gen·u·ous (dĭs'ĭn-jĕn'yū-əs)
Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating: “an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who … exemplified … the most disagreeable traits of his time” (David Cannadine).
Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naïf.
Usage Problem. Unaware or uninformed; naive.


Not being what one purports to be: ambidextrous, insincere, left-handed, mala fide. See honest/dishonest.
Marked by treachery or deceit: devious, duplicitous, guileful, indirect, lubricious, shifty, sneaky, underhand, underhanded. See honest/dishonest.