Guileless Guile"less, a. Free from guile; artless. -- {Guile"less*ly}, adv. {Guile"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • guileless — index clean, direct (forthright), genuine, honest, ingenuous, pure, simple, straightforward …   Law dictionary

  • guileless — 1727, from GUILE (Cf. guile) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Guilelessly; guilelessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • guileless — [adj] honest aboveboard, artless, candid, frank, genuine, ingenuous, innocent, naive, natural, open, simple, simple minded, sincere, straightforward, truthful, unaffected, undesigning, unsophisticated, unstudied; concepts 267,542,545 Ant. artful …   New thesaurus

  • guileless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking guile; innocent and without deception. DERIVATIVES guilelessly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • guileless — [gīl′lis] adj. without guile; candid; frank guilelessly adv. guilelessness n …   English World dictionary

  • guileless — [[t]ga͟ɪlləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as guileless, you mean that they behave openly and truthfully and do not try to deceive people. [WRITTEN] Daphne was so guileless that Claire had no option but to believe her. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • guileless — adjective how can you take advantage of someone so sweet and guileless? Syn: artless, ingenuous, naive, open, genuine, natural, simple, childlike, innocent, unsophisticated, unworldly, unsuspicious, trustful, trusting; honest, truthful, sincere,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • guileless — adjective Date: circa 1616 innocent, naive • guilelessly adverb • guilelessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guileless — guilelessly, adv. guilelessness, n. /guyl lis/, adj. free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank. [1720 30; GUILE + LESS] Syn. artless, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated. * * * …   Universalium

  • guileless — adjective Free from guile; honest but naïve …   Wiktionary

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