guileless [ gahyl-lis ]
1. free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank.
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unsophisticated, aboveboard, artless, candid, frank, genuine, ingenuous, innocent, naive, natural, open, simple, sincere, straightforward, truthful, unaffected, unstudied, simple-minded, undesigning
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See synonyms for: guileless / guilelessly / guilelessness on Thesaurus.com
artless, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated.
Origin: 1720–30; guile + -les
HOW TO USE GUILELESS IN A SENTENCE
Casting the bubbly, adorable Feldstein opposite the prosthetically monstrosified Paulson and Owen is like casting a guileless little bunny as the final girl in a creature feature.
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A professional writer’s prose is never guileless or innocent.
THE GREATEST PRISON ESCAPE EVER? ‘THE CONFIDENCE MEN’ TELLS A SENSATIONAL TRUE STORY.|MICHAEL DIRDA|JUNE 16, 2021|WASHINGTON POST
I was guileless, eager to take risks, a catamaran racing breakneck through every channel I encountered.
LUCINDA FRANKS, PULITZER-WINNING JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR, DIES AT 74|HARRISON SMITH|MAY 6, 2021|WASHINGTON POST
In a town populated by guileless, soft-hearted idealists, Terry is refreshingly complex—ruthless in advancing his own material interests but also sincerely committed to righting the historical wrongs perpetrated against his people.
CAN THE AMBITIOUS, UNEVEN RUTHERFORD FALLS DO FOR AMERICAN HISTORY WHAT THE GOOD PLACE DID FOR PHILOSOPHY?|JUDY BERMAN|APRIL 22, 2021|TIME