Definition of artless
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Examples of artless in a Sentence
Her simple artless charm won us over instantly.
a genuine and artless girl
Recent Examples of artless from the Web
The musical result is at once direct and accessible, tonal and melodic, sophisticated and artless.
In reality, these countries are hardly exemplars, as suggested by the American intellectual and pundit class, but rather are flawed places unlikely to displace America’s global leadership, even under the artless Trump.
At all times, Mr. Lynch’s paintings look breathless, effortless and artless.
Is there any better metaphor in an otherwise artless time?
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Artless, ingenuous, and naive all refer to freedom from pretension or calculation, but there are subtle differences in their uses. Ingenuous implies an inability to disguise or conceal one's feelings, while naive suggests a credulous lack of worldly wisdom. Artless generally indicates an appearance of utter naturalness, one in which a person is (or seems to be) innocent of the effect of his or her speech or behavior on others.
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ARTLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of artless for English Language Learners
: not false or artificial
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