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Difference between Disingenuous, Ingenious and Ingenuous

Disingenuous means devious, dishonest, or pretending.

  • He’s being rather disingenuous, saying the computer runs well.

Ingenious means clever, imaginative, or original.

  • Art developed an ingenious solution to the hardware problem.

Ingenuous means candid, honest, or innocent.

  • Jill and Rick have an open, ingenuous manner that people like.