- Antonyms of INGENUOUSNESS
sophistication. deceit, deception, dishonesty, falsehood, guile. affectedness, artfulness, artificiality, carefulness, caution, cynicism, deceit, deception, delusion, deviousness, disbelief, dishonesty, disingenuousness, doubtfulness, duplicity, error, fabrication, falsehood, falseness, falsity, fiction, guile, imposture, incredulity, insincerity, knowingness, lie, maturity, mendacity, pessimism, pretentiousness, skepticism, sophistication, street smarts, suspiciousness, untruth, wariness, worldliness.
- Examples of usage:
- Valentine at first was too much surprised to be joyous but he thanked his uncle with something of the cordial ingenuousness and grace which had distinguished his father - "Fated to Be Free" by Jean Ingelow
- You have a beauty there Baron a perfect beauty said he with the insane ingenuousness of youth - "The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
- There was a simplicity sometimes indeed in her manner which bordered on infantine ingenuousness that led people of common discernment to underrate her talents and smile at the flights of her imagination - "Maria The Wrongs of Woman" by Mary Wollstonecraft