Claudia Schiepers

Word of the day
August 8, 2006, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Word of the Day

Voila… Nieuwe categorie. Nieuwe Engelse woorden. Vandaag: disingenuous

Pronunciation: dis-in-‘jen-y&-w&s

  1. 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).
  2. Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naïf.
  3. Usage Problem. Unaware or uninformed; naive.

Vertaling: onoprecht, geveinsd