artlessness artlessness

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

Quotes

  • "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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