Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an artless manner.
  • Without art or skill.
  • Without guile; naturally; sincerely; unaffectedly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an artless manner; without art, skill, or guile; unaffectedly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an artless manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a crude and unskilled manner
  • adverb in an ingenuous manner

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Examples

  • "Come away, Sandy," he called artlessly, "and gee her a bit.

    The End of the Rainbow

  • When others artlessly proclaim what cities should be doing to improve their streets and buildings, Frug reminds us it is not necessarily people living in the cities who determine the urban conditions.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • Salman Rushdie can sometimes be a smidgen pompous, but Mayo, with his artlessly straightforward questions, managed to cajole the best out of him.

    A History of the World in 100 Objects; Gabby Logan; Simon Mayo Drivetime

  • "They'll chase it down and kill it," Mr. Heim said artlessly.

    Fashion Week, Westminster Style

  • From his early emergence as a 16-year-old prodigy at Everton it has been tempting to cast him as something of a throwback, a kind of man-child force of nature, a Croxteth foundling born to charge and chase and, in between, mumble winningly but artlessly.

    Wayne's new world

  • When others artlessly proclaim what cities should be doing to improve their streets and buildings, Frug reminds us it is not necessarily people living in the cities who determine the urban conditions.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • Baton in his right hand, left arm waving almost artlessly, his body language gives no hint of the scale, force or mood of the score under consideration.

    Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Xerxes; La bohème – review

  • When others artlessly proclaim what cities should be doing to improve their streets and buildings, Frug reminds us it is not necessarily people living in the cities who determine the urban conditions.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • "I went to look at the wild flowers," he explained artlessly.

    Far From the Hamptons

  • When others artlessly proclaim what cities should be doing to improve their streets and buildings, Frug reminds us it is not necessarily people living in the cities who determine the urban conditions.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

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