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ingenious, ingenuous, disingenuous

Ingenious refers to cleverness or inventiveness.

  • Craig is so ingenious that he can build toys from scraps.

Ingenuous means “innocent or trusting.”

  • The toddler broke into an ingenuous grin as Santa Claus invited her to sit on his lap.

Disingenuous means “insincere, hypocritical, devious or dishonest.”

  • Lee tried to appear innocent, but I recognized her disingenuous tricks.
  • Kirk denied eating the freshly baked cookies; but his disingenuous look and the crumbs on his chin gave him away.