artlessness artlessness


  1. (n) the quality of innocent naivete
  2. (n) ingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit



  1. To put it simply, underneath her apparent artlessness there was great artfulness.
  2. And her seeming artlessness is reflected, as well, in the rest of the no-name cast's work.
  3. Of course, for the Greers of this world Irwin's real sin was his lack of sophistication, his puppy-like boisterousness, his artlessness, his showmanship.


  • "How much art is required," Prose asks, "to give the impression of artlessness, how much control is necessary to seem natural?"
    on Oct 11, 2009 By: Francine Prose Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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