|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||amateurishness, artlessness, boorishness, cloddishness, coarseness, crudeness, gawkiness, gracelessness, greenness, ignorance, inability, incompetence, ineptitude, ineptness, inexpertness, maladroitness, oafishness, rudeness, tactlessness, uncoordination, uncouthness, ungainliness, unskillfulness|
|Antonyms:||artfulness, dexterity, elegance, grace, handiness, skill|
|Category:||2. Complex voluntary action|
be artless; look one in the face; wear one's heart upon his sleeves for daws to peck at; think aloud; speak out, speak one's mind; be free with one, call a spade a spade.
artless, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, lain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingenue, unaffected, naive; sincere, frank; open, open as day; candid, ingenuous, guileless; unsuspicious, honest; innocent; Arcadian; undesigning, straightforward, unreserved, aboveboard; simple-minded, single-minded; frank-hearted, open-hearted, single-hearted, simple-hearted., free-spoken, plain-spoken, outspoken; blunt, downright, direct, matter of fact, unpoetical; unflattering.
in plain words, in plain English; without mincing the matter; not to mince the matter (affirmation).
Davus sum non Oedipus [Terrence]; liberavi animam meam; "as frank as rain on cherry blossoms" [E.B. Browning].
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