What does the word ingenuous mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Arthur L. Hayward
  2. He liked that ingenuous blush: it betokened sincerity. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  3. But he seemed such a nice, ingenuous young man. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
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