posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:40 AM
a reply to: dr treg
Hey, I rather like "disingenuous", and I'm not an atheist.
I like it because of the subtlety of meaning. It is the opposite of "ingenuous", which means innocent or naive. So someone is being disingenuous if
his statement or question is not as innocent or naive as it's pretending to be.
On the question of "egregious", let me quote from memory an exchange from "Yes, Minister".
Jim Hacker (reading aloud from Private Eye); "...as for the egregious Jim Hacker"- what does "egregious" mean?
Sir Humphrey; Er, it means "outstanding", Minister... in one way or another.
However, I do understand that your complaint is about the way words are misused, to convey a false impression, not about the fact that the words
You might have added "disappointed", which is the stongest term of disapproval that the politically correct seem capable of using.
edit on 20-11-2015 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)