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- 1. ingenuous (vs. disingenuous), artless, candid, open, heart-to-heart, undistorted, naive#1, naif, sincere
- usage: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
- 2. innocent, ingenuous, naive (vs. sophisticated), naif
- usage: lacking in sophistication or worldliness; "a child's innocent stare"; "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"
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