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

naive and young ppl are generally genuine...

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

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

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

like engine; no pretention.


INnocent+GENtle demeanour

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

ingenuous has sound of jejune which means child or naive

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

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