Adjective(1) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious(2) lacking in sophistication or worldliness
(1) I assure you, I'm neither ingenuous or disingenuous or naive here.(2) Policy-planning, decision-making and implementation of strategy should be transparent and ingenuous .(3) Yet the original novel caught the ingenuous babble of its protagonist, naively recording the happy circumstances of her household as her master closed in on her.(4) His complaint, however, that the town had failed him in not providing work for such a major always seemed to me a bit ingenuous .(5) Such ingenuous theatricality marked much of that failed President's public speech, just as it marks his son's - a self-reflexiveness that many journalists noted at the time.(6) It may these days sound ingenuous , but in my memory the company gave a great deal more genuine consideration to its employees than one can find in the mealy-mouthed mantras of ├ö├ç├┐human resources├ö├ç├û.(7) Meanwhile, the U.S. troops are testing an ingenuous high-tech way to ensure that proper medical care continues even after they're gone.(8) It had a sly, ingenuous surface, the charming and amusing thoughts of a group of seven-year-olds ruminating on sex, money, school, race, love, mum and dad, the future and each other.(9) Elsewhere, he praises natural gracefulness in contrast to formal restraint: ├ö├ç├┐an ingenuous freedom is better than constraint.├ö├ç├û(10) Speaking personally however may I suggest that for European consumption you would be wise to omit details of your national service, which you describe with such evident and ingenuous pride?(11) You have guests staying: nice, kind, ingenuous and well-meaning people, who are also rather boring.(12) These were essentially movements calling for internal reform and renaissance rather than ingenuous anti-Western campaigns.(13) It seemed to my ingenuous eyes that this fellow was literally handing out cash to patrons as they entered the theater, and it occurred to me that this might be some kind of rebate.(14) So it is ingenuous to wait until planning permission has been granted to complain about the project.(15) Let's just keep it that way, ├ö├ç├┐Hallie replied giving her an ingenuous smile.├ö├ç├û(16) By association, the current designer is handicapped by the fact that men look behind any cultural invention for irrelevant, ingenuous , or threatening forces.
1. naive ::
2. innocent ::
3. artless ::
Different Formsingenuous, ingenuously, ingenuousness
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