artless artless

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) simple and natural; without cunning or deceit
  2. (adj) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
  3. (adj) (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
  4. (adj) showing lack of art

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The film is well made by Steven Soderbergh, who handheld his own camera and often edits in an artless, documentary style.
  2. It is artless literature, didactic and cringingly sentimental.
  3. Because Smith has mastered the delicate art of appearing artless, few moviegoers realize that his is one of Hollywood's most meticulously planned and executed careers.

News

  • In Brazil, pope's simple, artless actions resonate powerfully

    RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) -- If Blessed John Paul II had an actor's mastery of the dramatic gesture and Pope Benedict XVI engaged the faithful most effectively through his learned and lucid writing, Pope Francis showed the world on his first international trip that his forte as a communicator is the simple, seemingly artless action that resonates powerfully in context.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Catholic News Service

Quotes

  1. "The text is artless, ungrammatical, sophomoric and sometimes nonsensical," Justice Lloyd Karmeier wrote in the court's opinion. "We do not believe, however, that an ordinary reader would perceive it as making objectively verifiable...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Lloyd A. Karmeier Source: Editor & Publisher

  2. Stephen Bayley said: "Instead of Poundbury's lifeless, artless pastiche, these houses offer variety and ingenuity."
    on Jul 21, 2005 By: Stephen Bayley Source: Mirror.co.uk

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