Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Without art or craft; unaffected; ingenuous; simple; sincere.

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Usage examples "artless":

  1. Withal, because it was combined with such artless simplicity, it was easily mastered by the common people and instantly sprang into great popularity. - "The Story of Our Hymns", Ernest Edwin Ryden.
  2. Upon which she told him further, that her young lady was an innocent artless creature who had been to school upwards of three years with the nuns, and had a little money of her own, and was beautiful enough to be a lord's lady, and had been in love with Master Richard ever since she was a little girl. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. This artless praise, and the perfect absence of envy or thought of self evinced by her joy that her friend's wish was gratified, though her own was not, enchanted Kenelm. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.