English edit

Etymology edit

From un- +‎ designing.

Adjective edit

undesigning (comparative more undesigning, superlative most undesigning)

  1. (now rare) Having no artful, ulterior, or fraudulent purpose; sincere; artless; ingenuous.
    • 1782, Frances Burney, chapter 9, in Cecilia, volume 2, pages 118–119:
      Cecilia, [] finding him gay and easy, general in his conversation, and undesigning in his looks, soon recovered from her embarrassment, and passed the rest of the day without restraint or uneasiness.

Synonyms edit

See also Thesaurus:naive or Thesaurus:genuine