Artless

Definition of Artless

Art´less
a.1.Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.
Artless of stars and of the moving sand.
- Dryden.
2.Contrived without skill or art; inartistic.
Artless and massy pillars.
- T. Warton.
3.Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless; ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale.
They were plain, artless men, without the least appearance of enthusiasm or credulity about them.
- Porteus.
O, how unlike the complex works of man,
Heaven's easy, artless, unencumbered plan!
- Cowper.

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