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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·in·gen·u·ous /ˌdɪsṇˈʤɛnjəwəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of
            frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and
            hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most
            disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a
            disingenuous excuse" [syn: artful] [ant: ingenuous]