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Definition of ingenuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ingenuous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɛnyuəs//
     
    (formal) (sometimes disapproving)
     
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  1. 1honest, innocent, and willing to trust people synonym naive
  2. 2 You're too ingenuous. an ingenuous smile It is ingenuous to suppose that money did not play a part in his decision. compare disingenuous
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