1. Not straightforward or candid;
    Giving a false appearance of frankness (synset 301313640)
    "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"; "a disingenuous excuse"
  2. Marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft (synset 300149002)
    "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

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