from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not artificial; not according to the rules of art; formed or performed without art or artifice: as, inartificial work; an inartificial style.
  • Simple; artless; without contrivance or affectation: as, an inartificial manner.

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

  • adjective Not artificial; not made or elaborated by art; natural; simple; artless

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  • adjective Not artificial; natural; simple; artless.


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  • a method of discovery very simple and inartificial, which is the most ordinary method, and is no more than this.

    The New Organon 2005

  • But the inclusion (if only for thoroughness 'sake) of a section on "inartificial" proofs opens the door to a wider conception of rhetoric, an "administrative" mode of persuasion that would often fit Machiavelli's recipes to perfection and that Skinnerian observations about persuasion and control are, however fumblingly, concerned with.

    An Exchange on Machiavelli Burke, Kenneth 1972

  • Camilla, with her usual inartificial quickness, seconding the motion, and

    Camilla 2008

  • 'There is at least something very inartificial in your praise,' said

    Camilla 2008

  • Instances of this kind, it is true, cannot in reality have been uncommon, but the resorting to such, in order to accomplish the catastrophe, as by a tour de force, was objected to as inartificial, and not perfectly, intelligible to the general reader.

    The Monastery 2008

  • She endeavoured to avoid making him any answer, but his discernment was too keen for her inartificial evasion, and he very soon gathered all the particulars of her transactions with Mr Harrel.

    Cecilia 2008

  • There remains a consent of bodies, inartificial perhaps in mode of operation, but in use a polychrest, which should in no wise be omitted, but examined into with careful attention.

    The New Organon 2005

  • And this is confirmed from the present practice; for in our religious or public feasts, where the food is simple and inartificial, each man hath his mess assigned him; so that he that endeavors to retrieve the ancient custom will likewise recover thrift and almost lost frugality again.

    Essays and Miscellanies 2004

  • Besides, it is unlikely that wrestling, being more artificial and methodical than any other sort of exercise, should likewise be the most ancient; for mere want or necessity putting us upon new inventions, produces simple and inartificial things first, and such as have more of force in them than sleight and skill.

    Essays and Miscellanies 2004

  • As the work was unfinished, I deemed it my duty, as editor, to supply such a hasty and inartificial conclusion as could be shaped out from the story, of which Mr. Strutt had laid the foundation.

    Waverley 2004


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