guileless

[ gahyl-lis ]
/ ˈgaɪl lɪs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of guileless

First recorded in 1720–30; guile + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM guileless

guile·less·ly, adverbguile·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for guileless

guileless
/ (ˈɡaɪllɪs) /

adjective

free from guile; ingenuous

Derived forms of guileless

guilelessly, adverbguilelessness, noun
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