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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Artless  \Art"less\,  a. 
  1.  Wanting  art,  knowledge,  or  skill;  ignorant;  unskillful. 
 
  Artless  of  stars  and  of  the  moving  sand.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Contrived  without  skill  or  art;  inartistic.  [R.] 
 
  Artless  and  massy  pillars.  --T.  Warton. 
 
  3.  Free  from  guile,  art,  craft,  or  stratagem;  characterized 
  by  simplicity  and  sincerity;  sincere;  guileless; 
  ingenuous;  honest;  as  an  artless  mind;  an  artless  tale. 
 
  They  were  plain,  artless  men,  without  the  least 
  appearance  of  enthusiasm  or  credulity  about  them 
  --Porteus. 
 
  O,  how  unlike  the  complex  works  of  man,  Heaven's 
  easy,  artless,  unencumbered  plan!  --Cowper. 
 
  Syn:  Simple;  unaffected;  sincere;  undesigning;  guileless; 
  unsophisticated;  open  frank;  candid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artless 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  an  inability  to  mask  your  feelings;  not 
  devious;  "an  ingenuous  admission  of  responsibility" 
  [syn:  {ingenuous}]  [ant:  {disingenuous}] 
  2:  simple  and  natural;  without  cunning  or  deceit;  "an  artless 
  manner";  "artless  elegance"  [ant:  {artful}] 
  3:  showing  lack  of  art;  "an  artless  translation" 
  4:  (of  persons)  lacking  art  or  knowledge  [syn:  {uncultivated}, 
  {uncultured}] 




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