Example sentences for: ingenuous

How can you use “ingenuous” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Perhaps an ingenuous minority used it innocently in its hippie heyday; but most often one heard it uttered with a bit of wonderment, as if the speaker couldn't believe that he or she was really using the word.

  • Klein is never more penetrating than in the book's first scene, in which the ingenuous black narrator, Henry Burton, marvels at the way in which the candidate, Jack Stanton, the governor of a small Southern state, listens intently to the members of an urban literacy group, grasps their hands, recounts the experiences of his own poor family, and leaves them feeling heard, understood, and moved.

  • The ingenuous Harford and his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), attend a lavish Christmas party thrown by the magnate Ziegler (Pollack), in which both are sexually propositioned.

  • The film's dim protagonist is an Italian stud hairdresser named Vinnie (the distractingly Latino-looking John Leguizamo), who skips out on his pretty, ingenuous wife, Dionna (Mira Sorvino), at a disco to have sordid sex in a car with her cousin.

  • I can't recall another actor who seems at once so earnest and so cunning, so ingenuous yet with something so clearly up his sleeve.


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