guileless
[ gahyl-lis ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
1710from guile + -less
Synonyms
  • candid
  • frank
  • ingenuous
  • innocent
  • sincere
  • straightforward
Antonyms
  • artful
  • clever
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceitful
  • dishonest
  • guileful
  • tricky
Definition
free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank
Example
The guileless man didn't expect his friend to betray him.
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