adverb see ingenuous II

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  • Ingenuously — In*gen u*ous*ly, adv. In an ingenuous manner; openly; fairly; candidly; artlessly. [1913 Webster] Being required to explain himself, he ingenuously confessed. Ludlow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ingenuously — ingenuous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ innocent and unsuspecting. DERIVATIVES ingenuously adverb ingenuousness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «noble, generous»: from Latin ingenuus native, inborn …   English terms dictionary

  • ingenuously — See ingenuous. * * * …   Universalium

  • ingenuously — adverb In an ingenuous manner …   Wiktionary

  • ingenuously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. frankly, naively, freely; see openly 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • ingenuously — adv. artlessly, innocently, naively; frankly, openly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ingenuously — in·gen·u·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • ingenuously — adverb in an ingenuous manner she answered the judge s questions artlessly • Syn: ↑artlessly • Derived from adjective: ↑ingenuous, ↑artless (for: ↑artlessly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ingenuous — ingenuously, adv. ingenuousness, n. /in jen yooh euhs/, adj. 1. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere. 2. artless; innocent; naive. 3. Obs. honorable or noble. [1590 1600; < L ingenuus native, free born, honorable, frank …   Universalium

  • ingenuous — [[t]ɪnʤe̱njuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as ingenuous, you mean that they are innocent, trusting, and honest. [FORMAL] He seemed too ingenuous for a reporter... With ingenuous sincerity, he captivated his audience. Ant: disingenuous …   English dictionary

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