• (British) IPA: /ɪnˈdʒɛnjuːəsli/


  1. In an ingenuous manner; frankly, straightforwardly.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      Let us ingenuously confesse that only God and Faith hath told it us: for it is no lesson of Nature, nor comming from our reason.
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, V:
      I must ingenuously acknowledge the chief Motive of my leaving her was the Present of a New-Year's-Gift she made me; but whether French or Neopolitan, I leave to the Determination of the Sons of Galen.

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