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adjective archaic
  1. not artificial; real; natural
  2. inartistic
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Derived Formsinartificially, adverb
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Related Words

real, simple, genuine, easy, instinctive, provincial, primitive, frank, rustic, innocent, plain, artless, candid, childlike, credulous, direct, folksy, forthright, homey, ignorant

Examples from the Web for inartificial

Historical Examples

  • The inartificial decorations of her person were quickly adjusted.


    William Godwin

  • He truly liked her frank, generous, and inartificial character.

  • The expedient that suggested itself was precipitate and inartificial.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • To bring forward the royal person to put a negative upon any bill in parliament, is a most inartificial mode of proceeding.

    Four Early Pamphlets

    William Godwin

  • He has united a character highly simple and inartificial, with the wisdom of a true politician.

    Four Early Pamphlets

    William Godwin