adjective Date: 1681 having no ulterior or fraudulent purpose ; sincere <
a child's undesigning honesty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Undesigning — Un de*sign ing, a. Having no artful, ulterior, or fraudulent purpose; sincere; artless; simple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undesigning — index direct (forthright), ingenuous, simple, straightforward, unaffected (sincere) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Wil …   Law dictionary

  • undesigning — [un΄di zī′niŋ] adj. not designing; straightforward; honest; not crafty or underhanded …   English World dictionary

  • undesigning — /un di zuy ning/, adj. not characterized by underhand schemes or selfish motives; without an ulterior design. [1665 75; UN 1 + DESIGNING] * * * …   Universalium

  • undesigning — Synonyms and related words: arcadian, bucolic, genuine, guileless, homespun, honest, inartificial, native, natural, naturelike, pastoral, real, rural, sincere, TRUE, unadorned, unaffected, unartificial, unassumed, unassuming, unbeguileful,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • undesigning — a. Sincere, upright, artless, simple, straightforward, unsophisticated, ingenuous, guileless …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • undesigning — un·designing …   English syllables

  • undesigning — un•de•sign•ing [[t]ˌʌn dɪˈzaɪ nɪŋ[/t]] adj. not given to underhand schemes or selfish motives; without an ulterior design • Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • undesigning — /ʌndəˈzaɪnɪŋ/ (say unduh zuyning) adjective without underhand or selfish designs …   Australian English dictionary

  • undesigning — …   Useful english dictionary

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