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artless

art·less

artless

 
pronunciation:
art lihs
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: free of deceit and cunning; guileless.
His father was an artless man who, being ingenuous himself, found it hard to recognize deceit in others.We knew the gift was born of artless generosity; it never crossed our minds that there could be some ulterior motive.
synonyms:
guileless, ingenuous
antonyms:
artful, calculating, crafty, designing
similar words:
candid, childlike, forthright, frank, genuine, naive, open, plain-spoken, sincere, straightforward, trusting
definition 2: simple and natural; not artificial.
The couple's artless manner made us feel comfortable and at home.
antonyms:
affected, disingenuous, insincere
similar words:
genuine, homely, natural, simple, unaffected, unpretentious
definition 3: lacking skill or refinement; crude.
His first novel was considered an artless piece of writing by several publishers.
synonyms:
crude, unskilled, unskillful
antonyms:
artful
similar words:
amateurish, awkward, clumsy, homely, ingenuous, plain, primitive, unsophisticated
derivations: artlessly (adv.), artlessness (n.)