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See definition of guilelessness on Dictionary.com
  • as incandor
  • as ininexpertness
  • as ininnocence
  • as innaïveté
  • as inpurity
  • as insimplicity
  • as insincerity

synonyms for guilelessness

  • directness
  • fairness
  • frankness
  • honesty
  • outspokenness
  • probity
  • simplicity
  • sincerity
  • truthfulness
  • artlessness
  • forthrightness
  • glasnost
  • impartiality
  • ingenuousness
  • openness
  • straightforwardness
  • unequivocalness
  • uprightness
  • veracity
  • naïveté

antonyms for guilelessness

MOST RELEVANT
  • deceit
  • dishonesty
  • lying
  • unfairness
  • artifice
  • deception
  • falsehood
  • guile
      • complexity
      • complication
      • difficulty
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      How to use guilelessness in a sentence

      Perhaps the most beautiful element in his character was his perfect guilelessness and transparent truth.
      THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
      To this guilelessness on their part must be attributed another strange method of defeating their evil designs on children.
      THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
      He had never met guilelessness in the diplomatic game, save as a mask for treachery and deceit.
      THE CAB OF THE SLEEPING HORSEJOHN REED SCOTT
      Little did her guilelessness conceive of the deep drama working beneath that fair outward show.
      THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 5, NO. 3, MARCH, 1852VARIOUS
      Some of them might be taken as models for innocence, simplicity, guilelessness.
      LONDON'S HEARTB. L. (BENJAMIN LEOPOLD) FARJEON
      She was a woman in keenness of feeling, a very child in guilelessness.
      THE GUINEA STAMPANNIE S. SWAN
      You are playing with me—revealing your wisdom from beneath a veil of infantile guilelessness.
      CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSIONGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
      The girl looked so candid, so flowerlike in her guilelessness, that the thought seemed a pollution.
      A MERE ACCIDENTGEORGE MOORE
      The lawyers of Serjeants' Inn, no doubt, unite the wisdom of the serpent with the guilelessness of the dove.
      OLD AND NEW LONDONWALTER THORNBURY
      For days she had studied him as through microscopic lenses; his guilelessness was real.
      THE VOICE IN THE FOGHAROLD MACGRATH
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO GUILELESSNESS

      • artlessness
      • directness
      • fairness
      • forthrightness
      • frankness
      • glasnost
      • guilelessness
      • honesty
      • impartiality
      • ingenuousness
      • naïveté
      • openness
      • outspokenness
      • probity
      • simplicity
      • sincerity
      • straightforwardness
      • truthfulness
      • unequivocalness
      • uprightness
      • veracity
      Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.