Ingenue definition

ăɴzhə-no͝o
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A naive, innocent girl or young woman.
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The role of an ingénue in a dramatic production.
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An actress playing such a role.
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An innocent, inexperienced, unworldly young woman.
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The role of such a character.
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An actress playing such a role or roles.
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Alternative spelling of ingenue.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ingenue
Plural:
ingenues, ingnues

Origin of ingenue

  • French feminine of ingénu guileless from Latin ingenuus ingenuous ingenuous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary