Guileless

Updated: Jan 14

Pronunciation: [ gahyl-lis ]

Origin: 1710

Etymology: from guile + -less


Definition:

1. (adjective) free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank

Synonym(s): candid, frank, ingenuous, innocent, sincere, straightforward

Antonym(s): artful, clever, crafty, cunning, deceitful, dishonest, guileful, tricky

Example: The guileless man didn't expect his friend to betray him.

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