[ gahyl-lis-nis ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Origin of guilelessness

First recorded in 1720–30; guileless + -ness

Words Nearby guilelessness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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