Meaning of “ingenuous” in the English Dictionary

"ingenuous" in British English

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ingenuousadjective

uk /ɪnˈdʒen.ju.əs/ us /ɪnˈdʒen.ju.əs/ formal

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.
ingenuously
adverb uk /ɪnˈdʒen.ju.əs.li/ us /ɪnˈdʒen.ju.əs.li/

(Definition of “ingenuous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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