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synonyms for ingenuous

  • artless
  • candid
  • childlike
  • frank
  • green
  • guileless
  • innocent
  • like a babe in the woods
  • naive
  • natural
  • open
  • outspoken
  • plain
  • simple
  • sincere
  • square
  • straightforward
  • trusting
  • unaffected
  • unartful
  • unartificial
  • undisguised
  • unreserved
  • unschooled
  • unsophisticated
  • unstudied
  • up front
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antonyms for ingenuous

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  • deceitful
  • dishonest
  • sly
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How to use ingenuous in a sentence

During the ingenuous apologia pro vita sua Miss Anne regarded him with her honest candour.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
This was the most perfect specimen of the bluff, hearty, breezy, almost ingenuous Westerner that Gwynne had encountered.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
"I know you wouldn't wish me to affect an interest I do not feel," said Haggard with an ingenuous smile.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME III (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
His replies were perfectly ingenuous, evincing nothing of the natural taciturnity and shyness of the Indian mind.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
Her piety was not free from puerile pleasures; for everything, even religion, was poetry to her ingenuous heart.
HONORINEHONORE DE BALZAC
He had always loved the ingenuous arts; but the activities too had charms for him.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. III. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
He was very fond of Nephew George; well recognizing the ingenuous, wise and loyal nature of the young man.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. III. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
His frankly ingenuous, almost boyish smile evoked a whimsical response from her.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
And Jarvis' smile was as ingenuous as that of a babe of two.
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
Mr. Jeffrey's technique was quite adequate for this ingenuous kind of thing.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 159, DECEMBER 8, 1920VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INGENUOUS

  • direct
  • genuine
  • guileless
  • honest
  • ingenuous
  • innocent
  • naive
  • natural
  • open
  • plain
  • pure
  • sincere
  • straight
  • straightforward
  • true
  • unadorned
  • unaffected
  • uncontrived
  • unpretentious
  • unsophisticated
  • up front
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.