ingenuous definition

  • adjective:
    • without cunning, guile, or worldliness; artless.
    • Openly simple or frank; candid. See Synonyms at naive.
    • outdated Ingenious.
    • Naive and trustworthy.
    • Demonstrating childlike ease of use.
    • Unsophisticated; easy.
    • Unable to mask one's thoughts.
    • Straightforward, candid, open, and frank.
    • Of honorable removal; freeborn; noble.
    • Noble; large; magnanimous; honorable; upright; high-minded.
    • clear of reserve, disguise, equivocation, or dissimulation; open; honest
    • Ingenious.
    • characterized by an inability to mask your emotions; perhaps not devious
    • lacking in elegance or worldliness
  • others:
    • Freeborn; of honorable removal.
    • Generous; noble: because, an ingenuous ardor or zeal.
    • free of restraint or book; frank; open; candid: used of people or things: since, an ingenuous head; an ingenuous confession.
    • just like innovative.
    • Synonyms Frank, Na├»ve, etc. (identify candid); unreserved, artless, guileless, simple, honest.

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