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Pos: Noun

Noun ingenuousness has 2 senses

1.  ingenuousness(n = noun.attribute) artlessness, innocence, naturalness - the quality of innocent naivete;
is a kind of naiveness, naivete, naivety
has particulars: innocency
Derived form adjective ingenuous2

2.  ingenuousness(n = noun.attribute) - openly straightforward or frank;
is a kind of
candidness, candor, candour, directness, forthrightness, frankness
has particulars: artlessness
Antonym: disingenuousness
Derived form adjective ingenuous1


ingenuousness, n.

1.  The state or quality of being ingenuous; openness of heart; frankness. [1913 Webster]

2.  Ingenuity. Fuller. [1913 Webster]



N  veracity, truthfulness, frankness truth, sincerity, candor, unreserve, honesty, fidelity, plain dealing, bona fides, love of truth, probity, ingenuousness, the truth the whole truth and nothing but the trut, honest truth, sober truth, unvarnished tale, light of truth, truthful, true, veracious, veridical, scrupulous, sincere, candid, frank, open, straightforward, unreserved, open hearted, true hearted, simple-hearted, honest, trustworthy, undissembling &c (dissemble), guileless, pure, truth- loving, unperjured, true blue, as good as one's word, unaffected, unfeigned, bona fide, outspoken, ingenuous, undisguised, uncontrived, truly, in plain words, in truth, with truth, of a truth, in good truth, as the dial to the sun, as the needle to the pole, honor bright, troth, in good sooth, in good earnest, unfeignedly, with no nonsense, in sooth, sooth to say, bona fide, in foro conscientiae, without equivocation, cartes sur table, from the bottom of one's heart, by my troth, di il vero a affronterai il diavolo, Dichtung und Wahrheit, esto quod esse videris, magna est veritas et praevalet, that golden key that opes the palace of eternity, veritas odium parit, veritatis simplex oratio est, verite sans peur.