Definition of ingenuously in US English:



  • See ingenuous

    • ‘Whether angling to arrive at a lecture with a victim family member or throwing shade on each other's designs, these architects ingenuously perform for the camera.’
    • ‘Then he adds, ingenuously, ‘Anyone would have done what I did.’’
    • ‘He said, somewhat ingenuously you may think, he gave you his previous convictions and said that it was entirely his choice that he did so.’
    • ‘It's both a juggling and a balancing act where sometimes the fiction wobbles ingenuously, and stumbles away from the security of direct or amplified quotation.’
    • ‘If you ask me, he was often fairly on the mark, but he was not one to waste time ingenuously explaining his agenda, unless it was going to further it.’