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art·less

 (ärt′lĭs)
adj.
1. Having or displaying no guile or deceit; honest or sincere: an artless child. See Synonyms at naive.
2. Free of artificiality; natural: artless charm.
3. Lacking art, knowledge, or skill; uncultured and ignorant.
4. Poorly made or done; crude.

art′less·ly adv.
art′less·ness n.

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
ˈartlessly adv
ˈartlessness n

art•less

(ˈɑrt lɪs)

adj.
1. free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous.
2. not artificial; natural; simple: artless beauty.
3. lacking art, knowledge, or skill.
4. poorly made; clumsy.
[1580–90]
art′less•ly, adv.
art′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.artless - characterized by an inability to mask your feelingsartless - characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
naif, naive - marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
2.artless - simple and naturalartless - simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"
natural - in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"
3.artless - showing lack of art; "an artless translation"
unskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"
4.artless - (of persons) lacking art or knowledgeartless - (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"

artless

adjective
1. natural, simple, fair, frank, plain, pure, open, round, true, direct, genuine, humble, straightforward, sincere, honest, candid, unaffected, upfront (informal), unpretentious, unadorned, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), guileless, uncontrived, undesigning his artless air and charming smile
natural affected, artificial, unnatural
2. unskilled, awkward, crude, primitive, rude, bungling, incompetent, clumsy, inept, untalented, maladroit a spiritless and artless display of incompetence
unskilled sophisticated, artistic, aesthetic, cunning, crafty, artful

artless

adjective
1. Free from guile, cunning, or deceit:
2. Of a plain and unsophisticated nature:
Translations

artless

[ˈɑːtlɪs] ADJ
1. (= straightforward) [beauty] → natural; [person, smile, comment] → ingenuo, sin malicia; [book, story, film] → sencillo, sin artificios
2. (= naïve) → simple
3. (= clumsy) → torpe

artless

[ˈɑːrtləs] adj [person] → naïf(naïve), simple; [behaviour] → simple, ingénu(e); [remark] → naïf(naïve), ingénu(e)

artless

adj, artlessly
advunschuldig

artless

[ˈɑːtlɪs] adjingenuo/a, semplice
References in classic literature ?
But, dear heart, we all have out little weaknesses, and find it easy to pardon such in the young, who satisfy our eyes with their comeliness, and keep our hearts merry with their artless vanities.
She laughed her mellow, easy laugh, that was either very artless or very comprehending, one never quite knew which.
That I cannot see the sunny side of the picture of life, like this artless but ardent enthusiast," she added, laying her hand lightly, but affectionately, on the arm of her sister, "is the penalty of experience, and, perhaps, the misfortune of my nature.
Her tears fell abundantlybut her grief was so truly artless, that no dignity could have made it more respectable in Emma's eyes and she listened to her and tried to console her with all her heart and understandingreally for the time convinced that Harriet was the superior creature of the twoand that to resemble her would be more for her own welfare and happiness than all that genius or intelligence could do.
The next morning brought another short note from Marianne-- still affectionate, open, artless, confiding--everything that could make MY conduct most hateful.
His artless, fatherly experience of her had taught him that she was a taller child in later years -- and had taught him little more.
I thought you knowed everything, father," said the artless boy.
Yes, I had a satisfaction in the thought of marrying an inexperienced and artless person, and forming her character, and infusing into it some amount of that firmness and decision of which it stood in need.
These tears proved, what certain indications of manner had already hinted to me, that Rosalind was more artless than I had at first supposed.
He revealed, in a spirit of revenge, the artless, sincere, and genuine love of Athanase for Mademoiselle Cormon.
Artless as she was, the young girl knew that this was an opportunity to leave, and besides, Madame de Villefort came to her assistance.
charming image of an artless fair, "Whose eyes, with lightning, fire the very soul; "Whose face portrays the mind, and ebon hair "Gives grace and harmony unto the whole.