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in·gen·u·ous

 (ĭn-jĕn′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive: I'm not so ingenuous as to believe everything he says. See Synonyms at naive.
2. Straightforward or frank; candid: "I must be so ingenuous as to own that the accounts are not so certain as to the exact time and place of his birth" (Memoir of Martinus Scriblerus).

[Latin ingenuus, honest, freeborn; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·gen′u·ous·ly adv.
in·gen′u·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ingenuously - in an ingenuous manneringenuously - in an ingenuous manner; "she answered the judge's questions artlessly"
Translations

ingenuously

[ɪnˈdʒenjʊəslɪ] ADV (= naively) → ingenuamente; (= candidly) → cándidamente

ingenuously

[ɪnˈdʒɛnjuəsli] advingénument

ingenuously

advoffen, unbefangen; (= naïvely)naiv

ingenuously

[ɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəslɪ] advingenuamente
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I shall begin to fear you are very far gone indeed; and almost question whether you have dealt ingenuously with me.
As Charlotte uttered, thus ingenuously, her pure attachment, the youth extended his hand towards her blindly.
And it was a notable observation of a wise father, and no less ingenuously confessed; that those which held and persuaded pressure of consciences, were commonly interested therein.
Left to herself, Lucy would have told her mother and her lover ingenuously, and it would have remained a little thing.
It was her first gaiety in London for so long that she enjoyed everything ingenuously.
Her eyes twinkled once very brightly, and then she smiled ingenuously.
I had another work to keep from smiling: he was so ingenuously disingenuous.
It would be a unique delight to wait and watch for the melodious fragments in which her heart and soul came forth so directly and ingenuously.
I have seen it with these eyes, and I ingenuously confess, not altogether without envy; for I was a plain lad myself and a plain man's son; and in those days it was a case of Odi te, qui bellus es, Sabelle.
Well now, no, I haven't," confessed Matthew ingenuously.
Only this last week, father," said Eppie, ingenuously, "since Aaron talked to me about it.
And then he spoke so ingenuously and sincerely of the sacrifice he made in withdrawing himself for a time from Ada, and of the earnestness with which he aspired--as in thought he always did, I know full well--to repay her love, and to ensure her happiness, and to conquer what was amiss in himself, and to acquire the very soul of decision, that he made my heart ache keenly, sorely.