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Definition of "artlessness" []

  • The state or quality of being artless. (noun)
  • The state or quality of being innocent; naivete. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "artlessness" in a sentence
  • "‘Oh! a beautiful cousin, Mr. Caveton!’ replies the young lady, with that perfect artlessness which is the distinguishing characteristic of all young ladies; ‘an affair, of course.’"
  • "Canalis, like Nodier, enchants the reader by an artlessness which is genuine in the prose writer and artificial in the poet, by his tact, his smile, the shedding of his rose-leaves, in short by his infantile philosophy."
  • "Her golden-brown shining hair waved back from a side parting with that carefully contrived artlessness which is the crowning achievement of a coiffeur, and in colour it exactly matched her soft frock, which was of the sports variety with a finely pleated skirt."