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ingenuous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ingenuous

(adj) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
Synonyms : artless
Example Sentence
  • an ingenuous admission of responsibility

(adj) lacking in sophistication or worldliness
Synonyms : innocent
Example Sentence
  • a child's innocent stare
  • his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ingenuous

In+genuine- In genuine relationship people are naive and trusting to each other.
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by pcsjith

naive and young ppl are generally genuine...
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by 1.6k

IN (suffix, means NO) + (genuous) (genius) ~ one who is not a genius artist and hence is artless ~ INGENUOUS
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by Administrator

Now i am telling the difference between ingenious and ingenuous...."I AM GENIOUS,U ARE FOOL".Please see the in ingenuous 'u' is there after 'n'.From this we can infer that ingenious--->clever... ingenuous---->fool
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by manoj_gre

it comes from ingenue which means a young naive young woman ingenue ~ genie and we know that genie is very childish
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by lamardebater

like engine; no pretention.
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by asif_sas

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by Jackery

INnocent+GENtle demeanour
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by apurva17

its synonym is CANDID(spell as candy).. candy is eaten by NAIVE & YOUNG people..
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by kvsharat

ingenuous has sound of jejune which means child or naive
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by aroraraman309

Ingenuous = Innocence makes you intuitive genius while being too smart leads you nowhere.
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by mohit.iiita

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