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noun as in artlessness

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noun as in frankness

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He said it without immediately realizing the ingenuousness of the remark.

Not only did he like the American academia, he liked the “open-minded ingenuousness” of students.

Edgar looked at her, to read how much of this was real ingenuousness, how much affected simplicity.

He is a man of clear head, of courage, fortitude and simple ingenuousness.

These questions, uttered with childish rapidity and ingenuousness, threw some light upon the apparent mystery.

With the utmost sincerity and ingenuousness he condemned Mr. Edwards.

The ingenuousness of her impetuous question seemed to amuse him.


On this page you'll find 240 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ingenuousness, such as: candor, naturalness, and naïveté.

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