Definition of guileless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡīlləs/


Devoid of guile; innocent and without deception: his face, once so open and guileless
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  • And Elizabeth is about the most innocent, guileless, angelic little girl you've ever met.
  • That the Third World was born guileless and innocent only to be brutalised by the West is a popular slogan in many parts of the world.
  • It seemed like a heavy responsibility to place upon an innocent, guileless ukulele.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡīlləslē/
Example sentences
  • ‘I read everything that is written about me,’ she says, guilelessly.
  • She is also interesting, witty, opinionated, informed, guilelessly plain speaking, and quite devoid of any of the self-important pomp that one might expect from someone in her position.
  • ‘God cannot abide sin,’ he explains guilelessly to Read.


Pronunciation: /ˈɡīlləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • But in its charming guilelessness, its unabashed reverence for traditional country music and its sepia-tinged balladry, it is surely one of the best records of the year thus far.
  • Two anecdotes reflect the maestro's engaging guilelessness.
  • The sheer guilelessness of that is hard not to enjoy and excuse.

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Syllabification: guile·less

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