Ingenues



[an-zhuh-noo, -nyoo; French an-zhey-ny] /ˈæn ʒəˌnu, -ˌnyu; French ɛ̃ ʒeɪˈnü/

noun, plural ingénues
[an-zhuh-nooz, -nyooz; French an-zhey-ny] /ˈæn ʒəˌnuz, -ˌnyuz; French ɛ̃ ʒeɪˈnü/ (Show IPA)
1.
the part of an artless, innocent, unworldly girl or young woman, especially as represented on the stage.
2.
an actress who plays such a part or specializes in playing such parts.
/ˌænʒeɪˈnjuː; French ɛ̃ʒeny/
noun
1.
an artless, innocent, or inexperienced girl or young woman
n.

1848, from French ingénue “artless girl, especially on the stage,” fem. of ingénu “ingenuous, artless, simple” (13c.), from Latin ingenuus (see ingenuous). Italicized in English into 20c.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Ingenuous

    [in-jen-yoo-uh s] /ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs/ adjective 1. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere. 2. artless; innocent; naive. 3. Obsolete. honorable or noble. /ɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs/ adjective 1. naive, artless, or innocent 2. candid; frank; straightforward adj. 1590s, “noble in nature,” from Latin ingenuus “with the virtues of freeborn people, of noble character, frank, upright, candid,” […]

  • Ingenuity

    [in-juh-noo-i-tee, -nyoo-] /ˌɪn dʒəˈnu ɪ ti, -ˈnyu-/ noun, plural ingenuities for 3. 1. the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness: a designer of great ingenuity. 2. cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design: a device of great ingenuity. 3. an contrivance or device. 4. Obsolete. . /ˌɪndʒɪˈnjuːɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. inventive talent; […]



  • Ingenuously

    [in-jen-yoo-uh s] /ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs/ adjective 1. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere. 2. artless; innocent; naive. 3. Obsolete. honorable or noble. /ɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs/ adjective 1. naive, artless, or innocent 2. candid; frank; straightforward adj. 1590s, “noble in nature,” from Latin ingenuus “with the virtues of freeborn people, of noble character, frank, upright, candid,” […]

  • Ingenuousness

    [in-jen-yoo-uh s] /ɪnˈdʒɛn yu əs/ adjective 1. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere. 2. artless; innocent; naive. 3. Obsolete. honorable or noble. /ɪnˈdʒɛnjʊəs/ adjective 1. naive, artless, or innocent 2. candid; frank; straightforward adj. 1590s, “noble in nature,” from Latin ingenuus “with the virtues of freeborn people, of noble character, frank, upright, candid,” […]



Disclaimer: Ingenues definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.