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ingenue

noun
variants: or ingénue

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an innocent girl or young woman
  • In her latest film she plays the part of an ingenue.

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“Ingenue.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ingenue. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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