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  • a  characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
    an ingenuous admission of responsibility
  • s  lacking in sophistication or worldliness
    his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it

  • His childlike honesty and ingenuous ways endeared him to the entire faculty.
  • Paul's ingenuous nature has led him to be taken advantage of many times.
  • The pattern of what Alberto Moravia aptly calls Hemingway's "ingenuous nihilism" was early set, but even Hemingway could not sustain himself on nada, or on bread alone.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI in Zenit News Agency
    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.
  • Massimo Ambrosini in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Arthur M Schlesinger Jr in Washington Post
    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...

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