ingenuousness




Definitions of ingenuousness
  1. noun

    the quality of innocent naivete

    synonyms:
    artlessness, innocence, naturalness
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    types:

    innocency

    an innocent quality or thing or act
    type of:

    naiveness, naivete, naivety

    lack of sophistication or worldliness

  2. noun

    openly straightforward or frank

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    Antonyms:

    disingenuousness

    the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor
    types:

    artlessness

    ingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit
    type of:

    candidness, candor, candour, directness, forthrightness, frankness

    the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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