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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.
In many ways, the guilelessness is refreshing; the film appears to have no agenda, beyond simple curiosity and admiration.
It also plays to a guilelessness in Weisz's style that seems vaguely rooted in her flair for absurdism.
Neverfell's own guilelessness and trusting nature set in motion a variety of schemes that include treason, betrayal, and ultimately, a revolution to overthrow the power structure of the society.
Like adolescents trying to act like adults, or like adults attempting to recapture the guilelessness of adolescence.
And yet, his guilelessness is the very quality that Kelly and her opportunity-seeking accomplice Steve (Owen Wilson, barely able to keep a straight face) identify as their ticket out of the trailer park: David not only holds the keys to the Loomis Fargo vault, he's eager to please his pretty new friend.
It's serendipitous indeed, that regarding the latter, Worringer makes use of ancient Greek art: Miller's Colossus book being a work of art about the guilelessness, the open-handed, open-hearted lack of artifice belonging to the mytho-poetic Greece he encountered and the mytho poetic Greeks he encountered, eponymously captured by Katsimbalis: a man and persona whose rhapsodic monologues mirror Miller's own virtuosity, as he himself notes in the book.
Ecce probo, non ambiguis, non arte dolosa, /sed rebus certis te male desipere" ("I am not a learned man, but rely on my guilelessness and pure faith, if it should please you to look.
Surely, Josh protests with utter guilelessness, it's not "arthritis arthritis'' -- it's some other kind.
Indeed, guilelessness suffuses the eight humble works that were on display in Oloshove's first solo presentation at Art Palace.
The only solution apparently is to pretend to join one of the numerous parties of American tourists whose "outgoing guilelessness acts as a kind of minesweeper" (pp.