Definition of Ingenuousness

1. Noun. The quality of innocent naivete.

Exact synonyms: Artlessness, Innocence, Naturalness
Generic synonyms: Naiveness, Naivete, Naivety
Specialized synonyms: Innocency
Derivative terms: Artless, Ingenuous, Innocent



2. Noun. Openly straightforward or frank.
Generic synonyms: Candidness, Candor, Candour, Directness, Forthrightness, Frankness
Specialized synonyms: Artlessness
Antonyms: Disingenuousness
Derivative terms: Ingenuous

Definition of Ingenuousness

1. n. The state or quality of being ingenuous; openness of heart; frankness.

Definition of Ingenuousness

1. Noun. The condition of being ingenuous ¹

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Definition of Ingenuousness

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Medical Definition of Ingenuousness

1. 1. The state or quality of being ingenuous; openness of heart; frankness. 2. Ingenuity. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ingenuousness

ingeniousnesses
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ingenium
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ingenue
ingenues
ingenui
ingenuine
ingenuities
ingenuitive
ingenuitous
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ingenuousness (current term)
ingenuousnesses
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ingersonite
ingest
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ingestable
ingested
ingester
ingesters

Literary usage of Ingenuousness

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... briefly described by Meyer: "First, from the fifth century a slow groping struggle with many essays, clumsy but still attractive in their ingenuousness. ..."

2. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1883)
"... unparalleled sensation in fashionable circles by her I beauty and ingenuousness. She is subjected to a thorough course of training in the customs of ..."

3. History of the Northwest Coast by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak (1886)
"... •BEAVER'—INDIAN BATTLE—MUTINY—WAR—THE 'THOMAS PERKINS"— ingenuousness OF THE ABORIGINAL SKIN-SELLER AND THE EUROPEAN RUM-SELLER—FIRST TRIP NORTHWARD OF ..."

4. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"... and invites to conciliation : ingenuousness is most wanted where there is most to conceal ; it courts favor and kindness by an acknowledgment of that ..."

5. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1853)
"... cannon ball. gave a remarkable evidence of the candour and ingenuousness of his temper. He read in St. Paul's cathedral a public lecture upon the book ..."

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