artlessly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.artlessly - in a crude and unskilled mannerartlessly - in a crude and unskilled manner; "an inexpertly constructed lean-to"
2.artlessly - in an ingenuous mannerartlessly - in an ingenuous manner; "she answered the judge's questions artlessly"
Translations

artlessly

[ˈɑːtlɪslɪ] ADV
1. (= innocently) → ingenuamente
2. (= clumsily) → torpemente

artlessly

[ˈɑːtlɪslɪ] advingenuamente
References in classic literature ?
Beyond sat a pair of humble lovers, artlessly holding each other by the hand, a somber spinster eating peppermints out of a paper bag, and an old gentleman taking his preparatory nap behind a yellow bandanna.
One, and she was the more juvenile in her appearance, though both were young, permitted glimpses of her dazzling complexion, fair golden hair, and bright blue eyes, to be caught, as she artlessly suffered the morning air to blow aside the green veil which descended low from her beaver.
At last he must be attending to those things -- and she said artlessly that she would be "around" when school let out.
She was not struck by any thing remarkably clever in Miss Smith's conversation, but she found her altogether very engagingnot inconveniently shy, not unwilling to talkand yet so far from pushing, shewing so proper and becoming a deference, seeming so pleasantly grateful for being admitted to Hartfield, and so artlessly impressed by the appearance of every thing in so superior a style to what she had been used to, that she must have good sense, and deserve encouragement.
She lay looking at him with an eager interest, with a gratitude which artlessly ignored all the conventional restraints that interpose between a woman and a man.
As a conclusion for this chapter I will copy out a little song which I extemporised for Sylvia on our way home to Yellowsands-- too artlessly happy, it will be observed, to rhyme correctly:--
An' there'd be no reward for that man - he but went about talkin'," said the Kerry man artlessly.
The room had then become useless, and for some time was quite deserted, except by Fanny, when she visited her plants, or wanted one of the books, which she was still glad to keep there, from the deficiency of space and accommodation in her little chamber above: but gradually, as her value for the comforts of it increased, she had added to her possessions, and spent more of her time there; and having nothing to oppose her, had so naturally and so artlessly worked herself into it, that it was now generally admitted to be hers.
You cannot think how artlessly and prettily she assures me of her happiness.
Arnold artlessly accepted the words as an appeal to him for information.
She said to him, simply and artlessly said to him, "Give me encouragement.
He owns artlessly that this roused his indignation.