Definitions for: Artless

[adj] simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"
[adj] characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
[adj] (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
[adj] showing lack of art; "an artless translation"

Webster (1913) Definition: Art"less, a.
1. Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.

Artless of stars and of the moving sand. --Dryden.

2. Contrived without skill or art; inartistic. [R.]

Artless and massy pillars. --T. Warton.

3. Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized
by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless;
ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale.

They were plain, artless men, without the least
appearance of enthusiasm or credulity about them.

O, how unlike the complex works of man, Heaven's
easy, artless, unencumbered plan! --Cowper.

Syn: Simple; unaffected; sincere; undesigning; guileless;
unsophisticated; open; frank; candid.

Synonyms: candid, careless, guileless, honest, ingenuous, naive, open, uncultivated, uncultured, undistorted, unrefined, unskilled, unsophisticated

Antonyms: artful, disingenuous

See Also: naif, natural, sincere

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