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Definition of "ingenuousness" [in•gen•u•ous•ness]

  • The condition of being ingenuous (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ingenuousness" in a sentence
  • "There is a certain ingenuousness to a passage like this (although the novel does not stick exlusively to Famke's implied point of view), but ultimately it works as much to expose the pretensions of Albert Castle ( "Albert seemed very fond of caves") as the "simplicity" of Famke's perceptions."
  • "He owns, therefore, what it would be to no purpose to conceal; and his ingenuousness is a salvo — ‘Why, this, Madam, is no more than Mr. Lovelace himself acknowledges.’"
  • "'You use an imaginary helplessness with the brutality of a buccaneer, and your ingenuousness is a pistol you put to one's head, crying: your money or your life.'"