(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. frankness, openness, guilelessness, simplicity; see innocence 2 , sincerity .

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  • ingenuousness — in gen·u·ous·ness || ɪn dÊ’É™njÊŠÉ™snɪs n. purity, innocence, naivety; openness, honesty, genuineness, frankness …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • ingenuousness — in·gen·u·ous·ness …   English syllables

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