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ingenuous

in·gen·u·ous

ingenuous

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn jen yu s
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having or showing simplicity and lack of sophistication; artless.
Being ingenuous herself, she tended not to see the ulterior motives of others.
synonyms:
artless, naive, unsophisticated
antonyms:
artful, calculating
similar words:
born yesterday, green, guileless, innocent, plain, simple, simple-hearted, simpleminded, wet behind the ears
definition 2: without pretense or reservation; innocently frank.
The actor was so ingenuous in the interview that the audience warmed to him immediately.
synonyms:
genuine, open, openhearted
antonyms:
disingenuous, scheming
similar words:
aboveboard, artless, candid, childlike, direct, frank, guileless, honest, natural, plain, sincere, straightforward, trusting, unaffected
derivations: ingenuously (adv.), ingenuousness (n.)