Synonyms for (adjective) ingenuous

Synonyms: ingenuous, artless

Definition: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

Usage: an ingenuous admission of responsibility

Similar words: heart-to-heart, candid, open

Definition: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

Usage: his candid eyes; an open and trusting nature; a heart-to-heart talk


Similar words: undistorted

Definition: without alteration or misrepresentation

Usage: his judgment was undistorted by emotion


Synonyms: ingenuous, innocent

Definition: lacking in sophistication or worldliness

Usage: 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

Similar words: naif, naive

Definition: marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

Usage: a teenager's naive ignorance of life; the naive assumption that things can only get better; this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances