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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Artlessness  \Art"less*ness\,  n. 
  The  quality  of  being  artless,  or  void  of  art  or  guile; 
  simplicity;  sincerity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artlessness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  innocent  naivete  [syn:  {innocence},  {ingenuousness}, 
  {naturalness}] 
  2:  ingenuousness  by  virtue  of  being  free  from  artful  deceit 
  [ant:  {artfulness}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ARTLESSNESS,  n.  A  certain  engaging  quality  to  which  women  attain  by 
  long  study  and  severe  practice  upon  the  admiring  male,  who  is  pleased 
  to  fancy  it  resembles  the  candid  simplicity  of  his  young. 
 
 




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