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ingenuous
used in Middlemarch

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innocent as in lacking in sophistication or worldliness — especially in being direct and not masking feelings
  • It would be a unique delight to wait and watch for the melodious fragments in which her heart and soul came forth so directly and ingenuously.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (84% in)
  • He was quite aware of this; indeed in some respects he was rather afraid of this ingenuous wife, whose imitative piety and native worldliness were equally sincere, who had nothing to be ashamed of, and whom he had married out of a thorough inclination still subsisting.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (77% in)

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