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  1. free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank.
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Origin of guileless

First recorded in 1720–30; guile + -less
Related formsguile·less·ly, adverbguile·less·ness, noun

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Historical Examples of guilelessness

  • He had his own honor to satisfy, as well as her guilelessness.

    A Little Girl in Old Quebec

    Amanda Millie Douglas

  • Eva's the dearest little piece of guilelessness in the world.

  • He could not tell, for guilelessness in a woman is as impenetrable as coquetry.

    That Fortune

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • In his relation to man, his guilelessness is a remarkable feature.

  • Yet she remained very young; her innocence and guilelessness did not leave her.

    Double Harness

    Anthony Hope

British Dictionary definitions for guilelessness


  1. free from guile; ingenuous
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Derived Formsguilelessly, adverbguilelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for guilelessness



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

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