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Word of the Day: Disingenuous

Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...


Today's word is:




  • Not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.

ORIGIN: dis- + ingenuous. Late 16th cent.: from Latin ingenuus, literally 'native, inborn,' from in- 'into' + an element related to gignere 'beget.' The original sense was [noble, generous,] giving rise to [honorably straightforward, frank,] hence [innocently frank] (late 17th cent.).

Thanks to NerNer for today's word :3

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