artless


artless
artlessly, adv.artlessness, n.
/ahrt"lis/, adj.
1. free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous: an artless child.
2. not artificial; natural; simple; uncontrived: artless beauty; artless charm.
3. lacking art, knowledge, or skill.
4. poorly made; inartistic; clumsy; crude: an artless translation.
[1580-90; ART1 + -LESS]
Syn. 1. naive, unsophisticated, guileless, open, frank, plain, unaffected, candid, sincere.
Ant. 1. cunning.

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Universalium. 2010.

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