: lacking art, knowledge, or skill : uncultured <an artless brute>
a : made without skill : crude <an artless attempt to win votes>
b : free from artificiality : natural <artless grace>
: free from guile or craft : sincerely simple <an artless young woman>
— art·less·ly adverb
— art·less·ness noun
Examples of ARTLESS
- Her simple artless charm won us over instantly.
- <a genuine and artless girl>
First Known Use of ARTLESS
Related to ARTLESS
- guileless, genuine, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious
- affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious
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