HyperDic: ingenuousness

English > 2 senses of the word ingenuousness:
NOUNattributeingenuousness, artlessness, innocence, naturalnessthe quality of innocent naivete
attributeingenuousnessopenly straightforward or frank
English > ingenuousness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of innocent naivete.
Synonymsartlessness, innocence, naturalness
NarrowerinnocencyAn innocent quality or thing or act
Broadernaivete, naivety, naivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness
Spanishingenuidad, inocencia, naturalidad
Catalaningenuïtat, innocència, naturalitat
Adjectivesingenuouslacking in sophistication or worldliness
English > ingenuousness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningopenly straightforward or frank.
Narrowerartlessnessingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit
Broadercandor, candour, candidness, frankness, directness, forthrightnessThe quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
OppositedisingenuousnessThe quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor
Adjectivesingenuouscharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings

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