Examples of guileless in a Sentence
she was an easygoing, guileless young woman who was comfortable just being herself
Recent Examples of guileless from the Web
Now, nearly 50 years later, the Shaggs are a paragon of guileless, unfiltered outsider music.
Ja Rule, guileless or not, threw McFarland under the bus.
Stories aimed for young readers are often guileless, seeking fun for fun's sake.
The show is guileless, and its humor comes from both sitcom wackadoo gags and the more contemporary style of having characters make jokes for one another’s benefit (rather than just the audience’s).
Hemingway’s pages on Fitzgerald in A Moveable Feast, for all their cruelty, capture the true source of Fitzgerald’s appeal as both person and writer—in his guileless compulsion for intimate, at times embarrassing, disclosure.
Part of what makes the picture so appealing is the repartee between the guileless Diana and the American spy Steve Trevor (a toothsome Chris Pine).
These lush works, like Hughes’s paintings currently on view in the Whitney Biennial, use every trick in the book to seduce, but still manage to come off as guileless visions of not-so-far-away worlds.
Jason Kuykendall’s silky Trigorin, an acclaimed writer and Emma’s lover, is a wonder of perfect restraint and guileless seduction.
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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
GUILELESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guileless for English Language Learners
: very innocent
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