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artless

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adjective art·less \ˈärt-ləs\

Simple Definition of artless

  • : not false or artificial

Full Definition of artless

  1. 1 :  lacking art, knowledge, or skill :  uncultured <an artless brute>

  2. 2 a :  made without skill :  crude <an artless attempt to win votes> b :  free from artificiality :  natural <artless grace>

  3. 3 :  free from guile or craft :  sincerely simple <an artless young woman>

art·less·ly adverb
art·less·ness noun

Examples of artless

  1. Her simple artless charm won us over instantly.

  2. <a genuine and artless girl>



1589

First Known Use of artless

1589

Synonym Discussion of artless

natural, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated, artless mean free from pretension or calculation. natural implies lacking artificiality and self-consciousness and having a spontaneousness suggesting the natural rather than the man-made world <her unaffected, natural manner>. ingenuous implies inability to disguise or conceal one's feelings or intentions <the ingenuous enthusiasm of children>. naive suggests lack of worldly wisdom often connoting credulousness and unchecked innocence <politically naive>. unsophisticated implies a lack of experience and training necessary for social ease and adroitness <unsophisticated adolescents>. artless suggests a naturalness resulting from unawareness of the effect one is producing on others <artless charm>.

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