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guileless

[gahyl-lis] /ˈgaɪl lɪs/
adjective
1.
free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank.
Origin of guileless
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; guile + -less
Related forms
guilelessly, adverb
guilelessness, noun
Synonyms
artless, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated.
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guileless

/ˈɡaɪllɪs/
adjective
1.
free from guile; ingenuous
Derived Forms
guilelessly, adverb
guilelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for guileless
adj.

1727, from guile + -less. Related: Guilelessly; guilelessness.

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