artless

  • 1 Artless — Art less, a. 1. Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful. [1913 Webster] Artless of stars and of the moving sand. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Contrived without skill or art; inartistic. [R.] [1913 Webster] Artless and massy pillars. T …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 artless — index honest, inadept, inexperienced, ingenuous, natural, simple, straightforward, unaffected (sincere) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 artless — (adj.) 1580s, unskillful, from ART (Cf. art) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Later also uncultured (1590s); then unartificial, natural (1670s) and guileless, ingenuous (1714). Related: Artlessly; artlessness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 artless — *natural, simple, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated, unaffected Analogous words: *spontaneous, impulsive: candid, open, plain, *frank: *straightforward, aboveboard, forthright Antonyms: artful: affected Contrasted words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 artless — [adj] simple direct, genuine, guileless, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive, natural, open, plain, pure, sincere, straight, straightforward, talking turkey*, true, unadorned, unaffected, uncontrived, unpretentious, unsophisticated, up front*;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 artless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) without guile or pretension. 2) clumsy. DERIVATIVES artlessly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 artless — [ärt′lis] adj. 1. lacking skill or art 2. uncultured; ignorant 3. not artistic; clumsy; crude 4. without artificiality; simple; natural 5. without guile or deceit; ingenuous; innocent SYN. NAIVE artlessly adv. artlessness …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 artless — adjective Date: 1589 1. lacking art, knowledge, or skill ; uncultured < an artless brute > 2. a. made without skill ; crude < an artless attempt to win votes > b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 artless — artlessly, adv. artlessness, n. /ahrt lis/, adj. 1. free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous: an artless child. 2. not artificial; natural; simple; uncontrived: artless beauty; artless charm. 3. lacking art, knowledge, or skill. 4.… …

    Universalium

  • 10 artless — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)tləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is artless is simple and honest, and does not think of deceiving other people. She was curiously artless. ...Hemingway s artless air and charming smile. Syn: genuine …

    English dictionary

  • 11 artless — art|less [ˈa:tləs US ˈa:rt ] adj 1.) literary natural, honest, and sincere ▪ artless sincerity 2.) formal made or done without any skill ▪ an artless copy of European art >artlessly adj >artlessness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 artless — /ˈatləs / (say ahtluhs) adjective 1. free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous: an artless mind. 2. natural; simple: artless beauty. 3. lacking art, knowledge, or skill. –artlessly, adverb –artlessness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 artless — adjective /ˈɑɹt.lɪs/ a) Having or displaying no guile, cunning, or deceit. This pendant has artless charm. b) Free of artificiality; natural …

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  • 14 artless — See unsophisticated. See unsophisticated, artless …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 15 artless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. simple; ingenuous, unsophisticated, naive; guileless, innocent. See innocence.Ant., artful; sophisticated. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. simple, guileless, natural; see naive , natural . See Synonym… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 artless — adjective natural, honest, and sincere: She chatted away about her life with artless confidence. artlessly adjective artlessness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 artless — adjective there is a no nonsense, artless flavor to his memoirs Syn: natural, ingenuous, naive, simple, innocent, childlike, guileless; candid, open, sincere, unaffected Ant: scheming …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 artless — art•less [[t]ˈɑrt lɪs[/t]] adj. 1) free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous 2) not artificial; natural; simple: artless beauty[/ex] 3) lacking art, knowledge, or skill 4) poorly made; clumsy • Etymology: 1580–90 art′less•ly, adv.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 artless — Synonyms and related words: aboveboard, arty, awkward, befoolable, big, bluff, blunt, born yesterday, broad, brusque, bungling, candid, childlike, clumsy, confiding, crude, direct, downright, explicit, foolable, forthright, frank, frankhearted,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 artless — art|less [ artləs ] adjective very sincere and willing to trust other people ╾ art|less|ly adverb ╾ art|less|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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