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Wordnet 3.0


1. characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious;
- Example: "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
[syn: ingenuous, artless]

2. simple and natural; without cunning or deceit;
- Example: "an artless manner"
- Example: "artless elegance"

3. showing lack of art;
- Example: "an artless translation"

4. (of persons) lacking art or knowledge;
[syn: artless, uncultivated, uncultured]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Artless \Art"less\, a. 1. Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful. [1913 Webster] Artless of stars and of the moving sand. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Contrived without skill or art; inartistic. [R.] [1913 Webster] Artless and massy pillars. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster] 3. Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless; ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale. [1913 Webster] They were plain, artless men, without the least appearance of enthusiasm or credulity about them. --Porteus. [1913 Webster] O, how unlike the complex works of man, Heaven's easy, artless, unencumbered plan! --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Syn: Simple; unaffected; sincere; undesigning; guileless; unsophisticated; open; frank; candid. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

artless adj 1: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility" [syn: ingenuous, artless] [ant: artful, disingenuous] 2: simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance" [ant: artful] 3: showing lack of art; "an artless translation" 4: (of persons) lacking art or knowledge [syn: artless, uncultivated, uncultured]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "artless": aboveboard, arty, awkward, befoolable, big, bluff, blunt, born yesterday, broad, brusque, bungling, candid, childlike, clumsy, confiding, crude, direct, downright, explicit, foolable, forthright, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, genuine, green, guileless, gullible, half-assed, heart-to-heart, high-sounding, honest, humble, imposing, in the raw, inadept, inapt, inartificial, inattentive, incompetent, inefficient, inept, inexperienced, inexpert, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, mediocre, naive, native, natural, on the level, open, openhearted, ordinary, outspoken, overblown, pedestrian, plain, plain-spoken, poor, primitive, pristine, relaxed, round, simple, simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere, single-hearted, single-minded, skill-less, straight, straight-out, straightforward, thoughtless, transparent, true, trustful, trusting, unaffected, unapt, unartificial, unassuming, unchecked, uncomplicated, unconstrained, undeceptive, undeft, undexterous, undextrous, unequivocal, unfacile, unguarded, unintelligent, unpretentious, unproficient, unreserved, unrestrained, unschooled, unskilled, unskillful, unsophisticated, unstudied, unsullied, unsuspicious, untalented, untouched, unwary, virgin, virginal