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  • a  characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
  • a  simple and natural; without cunning or deceit
    an artless manner
    artless elegance
  • s  showing lack of art
    an artless translation
  • s  (of persons) lacking art or knowledge

  • The film is well made by Steven Soderbergh, who handheld his own camera and often edits in an artless, documentary style.
  • It is artless literature, didactic and cringingly sentimental.
  • Paralleling this are the lives of Al, the pragmatic, artless businessman, Lillian, Ted's love interest and Al's mistress, Windsor Newton the pioneering animator, and Nathan, Al's .
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  • 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.
    July 29, 2013 - Catholic News Service

  • Lloyd A. Karmeier in Editor & Publisher
    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...
  • Stephen Bayley in
    Stephen Bayley said: "Instead of Poundbury's lifeless, artless pastiche, these houses offer variety and ingenuity."

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