guileless


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guile·less

 (gīl′lĭs)
adj.
Free of guile; artless. See Synonyms at naive.

guile′less·ly adv.
guile′less·ness n.

guileless

(ˈɡaɪllɪs)
adj
free from guile; ingenuous
ˈguilelessly adv
ˈguilelessness n

guile•less

(ˈgaɪl lɪs)

adj.
free from guile; sincere; straightforward.
[1720–30]
guile′less•ly, adv.
guile′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.guileless - free of deceitguileless - free of deceit      
square, straight - characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"

guileless

adjective artless, open, genuine, simple, natural, frank, innocent, straightforward, naive, sincere, honest, candid, truthful, upfront (informal), simple-minded, unsophisticated, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), above-board, ingenuous, undesigning She was so guileless that he had no option but to believe her.

guileless

adjective
Translations
صادِق، شريف
bezelstný
ærligreel
falslaus, einlægur
hilesiz

guileless

[ˈgaɪllɪs] ADJinocente, candoroso

guileless

[ˈgaɪlləs] adjcandide

guileless

guileless

[ˈgaɪllɪs] adjfranco/a, candido/a

guile

(gail) noun
the ability to deceive or trick people. She used guile to get him to propose to her.
ˈguileless adjective
honest; sincere. a guileless person/smile.
ˈguilelessly adverb
ˈguilelessness noun
References in classic literature ?
When I thought how you might have misinterpreted it, and believed things" --hope was plainly gaining the ascendancy over misery in Brantain's round, guileless face--"Of course, I know it is nothing to you, but for my own sake I do want you to understand that Mr.
So guileless was he, and ignorant of the nature of business, that he did not even realize that he had become an employee of Brown's, and that Brown and Durham were supposed by all the world to be deadly rivals--were even required to be deadly rivals by the law of the land, and ordered to try to ruin each other under penalty of fine and imprisonment!
It was hard to associate them with anything cruel or dreadful; and yet they dealt in tales of blood and suffering with a guileless relish that made me almost forget to shudder.
And at last she did; the red lips parted, and out leaps her thought--and with such a guileless and pretty enthusiasm, too: "Auntie, I just KNOW I've got five hundred fleas on me
Every time I catch him in company, to his dying day, I'll ask him in the guileless affectionate way that used to gravel him so when I inquired how his unborn law business was coming along,
Elton's attentions to Jane was in the first style of guileless simplicity and warmth.
The one guileless purpose of the life which Magdalen now led was the resolution that poor Mrs.
I am glad to think there were two such guileless hearts at Peggotty's marriage as little Em'ly's and mine.
This guileless confectioner was not by any means sober, and had a black eye in the green stage of recovery, which was painted over.
Julia flew to open it, and received her aunt with the guileless pleasure her presence ever gave her.
Innocent, guileless fear has been the cause of many wars.
I'll just ask this guileless peasant, with his brace of buckets that contain (apparently) water, if he'll be so kind as to direct us.