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Meaning of ARTLESS

Pronunciation:  'ârtlis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"
  2. [adj]  characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
  3. [adj]  (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
  4. [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: 
\Art"less\, a.
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.
                                               --Porteus.

         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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