Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Free from disguise or dissimulation.

Part of speech: adjective

High minded; sincere.

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Usage examples "ingenuous":

  1. Yet it is very probable that he would have been much more tractable in his temper and ingenuous in his confessions, if he had not been continually visited and kept warm by a certain bad woman he at that time owned for his wife. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.
  2. He liked that ingenuous blush: it betokened sincerity. - "The Intriguers", William Le Queux.
  3. But he seemed such a nice, ingenuous young man. - "John Marsh's Millions", Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow.