- Antonyms of GUILELESSNESS
dishonesty. insincerity. affectedness, artfulness, artificiality, carefulness, caution, cynicism, deviousness, disbelief, dishonesty, doubtfulness, incredulity, insincerity, knowingness, maturity, pessimism, pretentiousness, skepticism, sophistication, street smarts, suspiciousness, wariness, worldliness.
- Examples of usage:
- A dangerous quality perhaps this quality of guilelessness which thinketh no evil which cannot be induced to see the evil under its very nose - "John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3)" by Mary E. Braddon
- With the guilelessness of the Oriental he considered himself responsible for his master in all future times - "Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
- I set it down in justification though it may rather be attributable to the excitement of the moment than to inherent guilelessness that that phase of the matter did not occur to me - "The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck