Meaning of ARTLESS
|Pronunciation: || ||'ârtlis|
| ||Definition:|| |
- [adj] simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"
- [adj] characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
- [adj] (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
- [adj] showing lack of art; "an artless translation"
ARTLESS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||candid, careless, guileless, honest, ingenuous, naive, open, uncultivated, uncultured, undistorted, unrefined, unskilled, unsophisticated|
| ||Antonyms:|| ||artful, disingenuous|
| ||See Also:|| ||naif, natural, sincere|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
1. Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.
Artless of stars and of the moving sand. --Dryden.
2. Contrived without skill or art; inartistic. [R.]
Artless and massy pillars. --T. Warton.
3. Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized
by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless;
ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale.
They were plain, artless men, without the least
appearance of enthusiasm or credulity about them.
O, how unlike the complex works of man, Heaven's
easy, artless, unencumbered plan! --Cowper.
Syn: Simple; unaffected; sincere; undesigning; guileless;
unsophisticated; open; frank; candid.
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