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 for artless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Artless \Art"less\, a.
     1. Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.
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              Artless of stars and of the moving sand. --Dryden.
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     2. Contrived without skill or art; inartistic. [R.]
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              Artless and massy pillars.            --T. Warton.
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     3. Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized
        by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless;
        ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale.
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              They were plain, artless men, without the least
              appearance of enthusiasm or credulity about them.
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              O, how unlike the complex works of man,
              Heaven's easy, artless, unencumbered plan! --Cowper.
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     Syn: Simple; unaffected; sincere; undesigning; guileless;
          unsophisticated; open; frank; candid.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not
             devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility" [syn:
             ingenuous, artless] [ant: artful, disingenuous]
      2: simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless
         manner"; "artless elegance" [ant: artful]
      3: showing lack of art; "an artless translation"
      4: (of persons) lacking art or knowledge [syn: artless,
         uncultivated, uncultured]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "artless":
     aboveboard, arty, awkward, befoolable, big, bluff, blunt,
     born yesterday, broad, brusque, bungling, candid, childlike,
     clumsy, confiding, crude, direct, downright, explicit, foolable,
     forthright, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken,
     free-tongued, genuine, green, guileless, gullible, half-assed,
     heart-to-heart, high-sounding, honest, humble, imposing,
     in the raw, inadept, inapt, inartificial, inattentive, incompetent,
     inefficient, inept, inexperienced, inexpert, ingenu, ingenuous,
     innocent, mediocre, naive, native, natural, on the level, open,
     openhearted, ordinary, outspoken, overblown, pedestrian, plain,
     plain-spoken, poor, primitive, pristine, relaxed, round, simple,
     simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere, single-hearted,
     single-minded, skill-less, straight, straight-out, straightforward,
     thoughtless, transparent, true, trustful, trusting, unaffected,
     unapt, unartificial, unassuming, unchecked, uncomplicated,
     unconstrained, undeceptive, undeft, undexterous, undextrous,
     unequivocal, unfacile, unguarded, unintelligent, unpretentious,
     unproficient, unreserved, unrestrained, unschooled, unskilled,
     unskillful, unsophisticated, unstudied, unsullied, unsuspicious,
     untalented, untouched, unwary, virgin, virginal

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