Examples of guileless in a Sentence
she was an easygoing, guileless young woman who was comfortable just being herself
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The freewheeling, pleasantly unruly concert was an outreach dream, despite ushers being frazzled by some guests’ guileless inability to put away their camera phones.
There’s no dancing allowed in the aisles of the Ahmanson Theatre but you’d be forgiven for succumbing to the fiddle and banjo-heavy tunes of Bright Star, the guileless musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
Read more: Marston declares that these two together are the perfect woman — Elizabeth is bold, smart, unfiltered and funny, while Olive is soft, guileless and pure of heart.
Marston declares that these two together are the perfect woman: Elizabeth is bold, smart, unfiltered and funny, while Olive is soft, guileless and pure of heart.
Marston declares that these two together are the perfect woman — Elizabeth is bold, smart, unfiltered and funny, while Olive is soft, guileless and pure of heart.
His early cassettes, decorated with his warm, cartoonish drawings, overflowed with winsome, guileless pop songs recorded on a boombox.
So does that of her friend Mary Whitney, here infused with equal vitality and guileless earnestness by the excellent Ayssette Munoz.
It’s as guileless as a piece of fruit still on the tree, yearning for the touch of the sun.
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Synonymsartless, genuine, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious, on the level
Antonymsaffected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious
Related Wordschildlike, dewy-eyed, gee-whiz, impressionable, inexperienced, malleable, persuadable, persuasible, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; spontaneous, unforced, unstudied; candid, direct, frank, free, free-spoken, open, openhearted, plain, plainspoken, single-minded, straight, straightforward, unguarded; trustful, trusting; exploitable, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, unwary
Near Antonymscritical, cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; crooked, deceitful, deceptive, devious, double-dealing, hypocritical, manipulative, two-faced; arch, calculating, canny, crafty, cunning, designing, foxy, knavish, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, subtle, tricky, underhanded, wily; flattering, mealymouthed, smooth, sycophantic, unctuous; feigned, forced, strained
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