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artless

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art +‎ -less, with "art" usually in the sense of trickery.

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artless (comparative more artless, superlative most artless)

  1. Having or displaying no guile, cunning, or deceit.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 5
      And why should I here suppress the delight I received from this amiable creature, in remarking each artless look, each motion of pure undissembled nature, betrayed by his wanton eyes
  2. Free of artificiality; natural.
    This pendant has artless charm.
  3. Lacking art, knowledge, or skill; uncultured and ignorant.
  4. Poorly made or done; crude.

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