noun, plural in·gé·nues [an-zhuh-nooz, -nyooz; French an-zhey-ny] /ˈæn ʒəˌnuz, -ˌnyuz; French ɛ̃ ʒeɪˈnü/.
Origin of ingénue
Examples from the Web for ingenue
She suggested an ingenue who had been suddenly sent on in the role of the Russian adventuress.Vera|Richard Harding Davis
There, seeking asylum from the greater heat of the wings he came upon the ingenue, indulging in the luxury of exhausted tears.The Tyranny of Weakness|Charles Neville Buck
The result is extravagantly and deliciously funny—Just the Book for an Ingenue.Over the Seas for Uncle Sam|Elaine Sterne
She felt the ingenue's usually complacent eyes suddenly fixed upon her with an unhallowed precocity, and as quickly withdrawn.A Sappho of Green Springs|Bret Harte
I was no longer "Diane," the ingenue whom she patronized as well as admired.The Bacillus of Beauty|Harriet Stark