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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Candid, frank, open in character.

Usage examples (33)
  • I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
  • You needn't say 'ingenuous' isn't a real word, because it is.
  • Criminals on trains often adopted what the researchers described as ingenuous tactics in their activities.
  • I asked in the most ingenuous tone I could muster. for more
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