guileless

[gahyl-lis]

adjective

free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank.

Nearby words

  1. guildsman,
  2. guildswoman,
  3. guile,
  4. guileful,
  5. guilefully,
  6. guilelessly,
  7. guilford,
  8. guilin,
  9. guillain-barré syndrome,
  10. guillaume

Origin of guileless

First recorded in 1720–30; guile + -less

Related formsguile·less·ly, adverbguile·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for guileless

guileless

adjective

free from guile; ingenuous
Derived Formsguilelessly, adverbguilelessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for guileless

guileless

adj.

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

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