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Word of the Day 07/30/20 Guileless

Guileless (adjective)
guile·less [gahyl-lis]
(previously 06-17-13)

adjective
1. free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank.

OTHER WORDS FROM GUILELESS
guile·less·ly, adverb
guile·less·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO GUILELESS
unsophisticated, aboveboard, artless, candid, frank, genuine, ingenuous, innocent, naive, natural, open, simple, sincere, straightforward, truthful, unaffected, unstudied, simple-minded, undesigning

SYNONYMS FOR GUILELESS
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1. artless, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated.

Origin: 1720–30; guile + -less

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR GUILELESS
She is, in the words of former Reagan operative Jeffrey Lord, “a guileless, fevered Marxist.”
WARREN TAKES CREDIT FOR OCCUPY WALL STREET|SAMUEL P. JACOBS|OCTOBER 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST

It puts you in touch with your guileless goals and essential desires.
WHAT THE STARS HOLD FOR YOUR WEEK|STARSKY + COX|JULY 8, 2011|DAILY BEAST

And then, as in this 1972 letter to James Ivory, he is touchingly vulnerable and guileless.
THE ENIGMATIC NOMAD|KIRK DAVIS SWINEHART|FEBRUARY 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST

Then looking at the guileless and faithful being beside him, he softened once more.
THE FAR HORIZON|LUCAS MALET

Such a guileless soul that I thought flying would do something to a man.
PLAYS|SUSAN GLASPELL

And so the Grail warders are waiting, waiting for the coming of the "guileless fool."
THE COMPLETE OPERA BOOK|GUSTAV KOBB

In an instant, from what he had been he became the frank and guileless nobleman.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD|MARY JOHNSTON

This was no simple teamster, guileless of training, who faced him, but a man whose life was in the outer circle of the prize ring.
THE PREACHER OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN|ERNEST THOMPSON SETON

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