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ingenuous

(adjective) Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness.

Synonyms: artless

Usage: His ingenuous delight in it was a delight to her, and a new and mutual love-thrill was theirs—because of a flower.
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ingenuous
Definition: (adjective) Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness.
Synonyms: artless
Usage: His ingenuous delight in it was a delight to her, and a new and mutual love-thrill was theirs—because of a flower.
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it can also mean simple in its idea...i.e. it was such a good idea that anyone could have thought of it...or should have thought of it.
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ingenuous (adj.)
1590s, "noble in nature, high-minded; honorably straightforward," from Latin ingenuus "with the virtues of freeborn people, of noble character, frank, upright, candid," originally "native, freeborn," literally "born in (a place)," from in- "in" + *gen(e)-wo-, suffixed form of root gene- "to give birth, beget, produce". Sense of "artless, innocent" is 1670s, via evolution from "honorably open, straightforward," to "innocently frank." Related: Ingenuously; ingenuousness.
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Someone who is ingenuous shows a childlike innocence, trust, and openness. One of the things kindergarten teachers value is the chance to work with kids while they're still relatively ingenuous––their open, trusting natures are a joy.
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A near synonym is naive. Its opposite is disingenuous, which means "giving a false impression of being honest and sincere." Don't confuse the word ingenuous with the similarly spelled ingenious, which means "very smart or clever." Ingenuous is from Latin ingenuus "having the qualities of people born free, noble, honest, open," ultimately formed from the prefix in- "in" plus gignere "to produce."

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ingenuous

Definition: (adjective) Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness.
Synonyms: artless
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