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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 ?
The guilelessness of the supernumerary does not last long.
Sebastien, who admired his chief without reservation, and who was, as yet, wholly ignorant of the evils of bureaucracy, had the follies of guilelessness as well as its grace.
John of the Ladder says, "A shepherd is preeminently he that is able to seek out and set aright his lost, rational sheep by means of guilelessness, zeal, and prayer [italics added]" (Climacus, trans.
In a short essay on the political significance of Lewis Carroll written in the mid-1930s, Zukofsky remarks, "The dream world [of the Alice books] has never offended predatory interests because they are too callous or too stupid to notice that the guilelessness of his nonsense exists on a tangent departing at some point on the periphery of sense" (Prepositions 65).
And yet, unlike Hoffman, there is a guilelessness about what he does that never puts the actor before the character, and which, despite instances of heavy sentimentalism, consistently has the ring of truth.
Late medieval English culture may have prized masculine guilelessness and transparency, but the interior supports for that ideal tended more toward obscurity, subtlety, and contradiction--qualities the human mind often displays, no matter how culturally shunned.
and a "baby" at that, to mimic Curt, who has been cast as the momentary emblem of youthful American guilelessness.
Much of the book is an episodic fabric of interwoven themes: the contest between the guilelessness of nature and the exigencies of "progress"; the integrity of village life versus the villainy of urban power politics; the rigid morality of orthodox religion (represented by Preacher Moncrieff) set against the humanism of Jamieson's warm-hearted, salty, Nietzsche-reading Grandma Hardiman (whose credo is "worldly pleasure is sacred"); and the virtue of those like the hobo Hammy contrasted with the unscrupulous Curley and his local henchman, Lawyer Kincaid.
Perhaps touched by the couple's guilelessness, the warden promised to call them the next day.