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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.
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guileless

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

(ˈgaɪl lɪs)

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

adjective
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Translations
صادِق، شريف
bezelstný
ærligreel
falslaus, einlægur
hilesiz

guileless

[ˈgaɪllɪs] ADJinocente, candoroso
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guileless

[ˈgaɪlləs] adjcandide
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guileless

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guileless

[ˈgaɪllɪs] adjfranco/a, candido/a
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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
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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.
Damon in the years before he left had enlarged in himself a cultural memory he never had--but I do--of America "the way it once was." America "the way it once was" was a serene and incurious thing, had the guilelessness of a bright-eyed child tasked with consoling a hardened adult, sprouted freckle-faced children and well-groomed mothers and transistor radios whose principled voices spoke from a single sensibility, sang in a single elocution.
Simkin's pose of unaffected Welsh shepherd lends his version of the impeachment an air of truthful guilelessness, which stands in stark contrast to what is presented as the artificiality encouraged by life in the "great METROPOLIS."
In the same way, Catherine's guilelessness and inability to detect other people's ulterior motives can be considered an effective social and (in her case) sexual strategy, for these traits make her appear harmless, especially to social superiors who might otherwise suspect her of attempting to encroach on their domain.
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.
We're drawn in by Bieber's melange of guilelessness and douchiness, sensitivity and remarkably unself-aware lyrics, tabloid contretemps and emotional meltdowns.
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.