artlessness

artless

[ahrt-lis]
adjective
1.
free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous: an artless child.
2.
not artificial; natural; simple; uncontrived: artless beauty; artless charm.
3.
lacking art, knowledge, or skill.
4.
poorly made; inartistic; clumsy; crude: an artless translation.

Origin:
1580–90; art1 + -less

artlessly, adverb
artlessness, noun


1. naive, unsophisticated, guileless, open, frank, plain, unaffected, candid, sincere.


1. cunning.
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artless (ˈɑːtlɪs)
 
adj
1.  free from deceit, guile, or artfulness; ingenuous: an artless remark
2.  natural, without artifice; unpretentious: artless elegance
3.  without art or skill
 
'artlessly
 
adv
 
'artlessness
 
n

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artless
1580s, "unskillful," from art + -less. Later also "uncultured" (1590s); then "unartificial, natural" (1670s) and "guileless, ingenuous" (1714).
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