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ingenuous

  
  
If you describe someone as ingenuous, you mean that they are innocent, trusting, and honest.  
FORMAL      adj  
  (Antonym: disingenuous)   
He seemed too ingenuous for a reporter...     
  ingenuously      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj  
Somewhat ingenuously, he explains how the crime may be accomplished...     
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ingenuous

  
  
artless, candid, childlike, frank, guileless, honest, innocent, naive, open, plain, simple, sincere, trustful, trusting, unreserved, unsophisticated, unstudied  
  
Antonyms     
   artful, crafty, devious, insincere, reserved, sly, sophisticated, subtle, wily  

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