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Definition 1: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ingenuous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an ingenuous admission of responsibility

Synonyms for ingenuous in the sense of this definition

(ingenuous is similar to ...) openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

"his candid eyes" "an open and trusting nature" "a heart-to-heart talk"

(ingenuous is similar to ...) without alteration or misrepresentation

"his judgment was undistorted by emotion"

(means also ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

(means also ...) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"

Definition 2: lacking in sophistication or worldliness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ingenuous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a child's innocent stare
  • his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it

Synonyms for ingenuous in the sense of this definition

(ingenuous is similar to ...) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"

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