ingenuous ingenuous  /ɪn ˈdʒɛn ju əs/


  1. (adj) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
  2. (adj) lacking in sophistication or worldliness



  1. His childlike honesty and ingenuous ways endeared him to the entire faculty.
  2. Paul's ingenuous nature has led him to be taken advantage of many times.


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  1. "From the ingenuous enthusiasm of the initial adherence, passing through the painful experience of denial and the tears of conversion, Peter came to entrust himself to Jesus who adapted himself to his poor capacity to love," Benedict XVI said.
    on May 24, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Zenit News Agency

  2. "We have been very ingenuous, we gifted the victory," midfielder Massimo Ambrosini said. "A draw would have been the right result. We played very well for an hour. Manchester United never gave up but we knew that."
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Massimo Ambrosini Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I do not think I have seen anyone so beautiful; I was enchanted by her manner and her wit, at once so masked, so ingenuous and so penetrating," Schlesinger wrote of Monroe. "But one felt a terrible unreality about her -- as if talking to...
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Arthur M Schlesinger Jr Source: Washington Post

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