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English definition of “ingenuous”

ingenuous

adjective uk   /ɪnˈdʒen.ju.əs/ formal us  
honest, sincere, and trusting, sometimes in a way that seems silly: It has to be said it was rather ingenuous of him to ask a complete stranger to take care of his luggage.Naive and trustingInexperienced (of people)
ingenuously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of ingenuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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