the quality of being sincere, straightforward, artless, etc.: He was known for a certain guilelessness—a genuine and spontaneous character rather than a shrewdly calculating one.
lack of awareness of the world and worldly things; innocence or naiveté: In the past my guilelessness has put me at a disadvantage and made me vulnerable to the deception of others.
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How to use guilelessness in a sentence
Perhaps the most beautiful element in his character was his perfect guilelessness and transparent truth.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
To this guilelessness on their part must be attributed another strange method of defeating their evil designs on children.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
He had never met guilelessness in the diplomatic game, save as a mask for treachery and deceit.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse | John Reed Scott
Little did her guilelessness conceive of the deep drama working beneath that fair outward show.
Some of them might be taken as models for innocence, simplicity, guilelessness.London's Heart | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon