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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 art·less /ˈɑrtləs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. [R.]
    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.
 Syn: -- Simple; unaffected; sincere; undesigning; guileless; unsophisticated; open; frank; candid.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not
             devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
             [syn: ingenuous] [ant: 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: uncultivated,