disingenuine

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disingenuine (comparative more disingenuine, superlative most disingenuine)

  1. (proscribed) Disingenuous.
    • 2005, Rosalyn W. Berne, Nanotalk: Conversations With Scientists and Engineers About Ethics, Meaning, and Belief in the Development of Nanotechnology
      I think there's a huge segment of the scientific population who in their hearts know that this is disingenuine.
    • 2008, Richard Bryant-Jefferies, The Jigsaw of Life
      In response to this, first of all I do not believe you can throw a psychological switch to turn person-centredness on and off. Either the relational values and principles of the approach are internalised into your being as a functioning person, or they are not. And if they are not, then to portray them in the therapeutic encounter as if they are is at best disingenuine and at worst a deception.
    • 2015, Chibli Mallat, Philosophy of Nonviolence
      Modern government use of “counter”-terrorism is emphatically disingenuine. As declared governmental policy during the French revolution, “terrorism” had at least the advantage of avoiding hypocrisy.