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Definition of "artless" []

  • Having or displaying no guile, cunning, or deceit. See Synonyms at naive. (adjective)
  • Free of artificiality; natural: artless charm. (adjective)
  • Lacking art, knowledge, or skill; uncultured and ignorant. (adjective)
  • Poorly made or done; crude. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "artless" in a sentence
  • "Madame Draga's establishment was a meeting-ground for naked truths and over-dressed fictions, and it was here, the Woman felt, that she might make a final effort to recall the artless mendacity of past days."
  • "The scene, so highly interesting to those who witnessed it, was to him insupportable, and he had left the room in agony, bitterly inveighing against his own folly, for having suffered it to take place, and secretly denouncing future vengeance upon the usurper of his rights, for so he basely termed the artless Yamboo."
  • "It is fair to call the narrative a technology because it is frequently described as "artless"; that is, it seems to work without the application of a designing mind."