HyperDic: artless

English > 4 senses of the word artless:
ADJECTIVEallartless, ingenuouscharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings
allartlesssimple and natural
allartlessshowing lack of art
allartless, uncultivated, uncultured(of persons) lacking art or knowledge
English > artless: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious.
Synonymingenuous
Narrowercandid, open, heart-to-heartopenly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
undistortedWithout alteration or misrepresentation
See alsohonest, honorablenot disposed to cheat or defraud
naive, naifmarked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly / worldly experience
sincereopen and genuine
Oppositedisingenuous, artfulnot straightforward or candid / candid
Spanishingenuo, inocente
Nounsartlessnessthe quality of innocent naivete
Adverbsartlesslyin an ingenuous manner
English > artless: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsimple and natural; without cunning or deceit.
Examples
  • "an artless manner"
  • "artless elegance"
Narrowercarelesseffortless and unstudied
See alsonaturalIn accordance with nature
Oppositeartfulmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
Spanishsencillo
Catalansenzill
Nounsartlessnessingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit
English > artless: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing lack of art.
Example"an artless translation"
Broaderunskillednot having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency / proficiency
Spanishinexperto
Catalaninexpert
Adverbsartlesslyin a crude and unskilled manner
English > artless: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(of persons) lacking art or knowledge.
Synonymsuncultivated, uncultured
Broaderunrefined(used of persons and their behavior) not refined
Spanishiletrado, inculto, sencillo
Catalanilletrat, inculte, senzill

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