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in·gé·nuealso in·ge·nue (ăN′zhə-no͞o′)
1. A naive, innocent girl or young woman.
a. The role of an ingénue in a dramatic production.
b. An actress playing such a role.
[French, feminine of ingénu, guileless, from Latin ingenuus, ingenuous; see ingenuous.]
ingénue(ˌænʒeɪˈnjuː; French ɛ̃ʒeny)
an artless, innocent, or inexperienced girl or young woman
[C19: from French, feminine of ingénu ingenuous]
or in•ge•nue(ˈæn ʒəˌnu, ɛ̃ˈ-)
1. the role of an artless, innocent, unworldly girl or young woman, esp. as represented on the stage.
2. an actress who plays such a role or specializes in playing such roles.
[1840–50; < French, feminine of ingénu < Latin ingenuus]
A French word meaning ingenuous person, used to mean someone who is innocent or inexperienced.
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|Noun||1.||ingenue - an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl|
|2.||ingenue - an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)|
|3.||ingenue - the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play|