DISINGENUOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISINGENUOUS
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 a.  giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating
Classic Sentence:
1  But the phrase on the priest's lips was disingenuous for he knew that a priest should not speak lightly on that theme.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  Now that we know the mayor and his wife are engaged in a bitter divorce fight, we find their earlier remarks regretting their lack of time together remarkably disingenuous.
2  While others see this man in glowing honesty, I find him to be disingenuous.
3  It would be disingenuous to claim that this is great art.