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Definitions of artless

  1. Artlessness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. showing lack of art; "an artless translation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (of persons) lacking art or knowledge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Contrived without skill or art; inartistic. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless; ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Free from guile; honest; simple; natural; unaffected; sincere. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Guileless: simple. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Without art; simple; sincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Without art or craft; unaffected; ingenuous; simple; sincere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Without art; especially without guile, craft, or stratagem; sincere; simple; unadorned. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Unskilful; natural; simple. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for artless

  1. The young girl leaned forward in her chair with an attention so breathless, a sympathy so quick, and an admiration so artless and unconscious that in an instant she divided with the speaker the attention of the whole assemblage. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  2. Above all, those artless words, " Sons shouldn't hit their fathers, anyway," fell upon him with the weight of a reproach. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson