Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers Division (I) Individual Volition
Section III. Voluntary Action
2. Complex Voluntary Action
NOUN: ARTLESSNESS &c. adj.; inartificiality, unsophistication; nature, simplicity; innocence [See Innocence]; bonhomie [ F.], naïveté [ F.], abandon [ F.], candor, sincerity; singleness of -purpose, - heart; honesty [See Probity]; plain speaking; épanchement [ F.].
rough diamond, matter-of-fact man; le palais de vérité [ F.]; enfant terrible [ F.].
VERB: BE ARTLESS &c. adj.; be round with one [Shakespeare]; look one in the face; wear ones heart upon ones sleeve for daws to peck at; think aloud; speak -out, - ones mind; be free with one, call a spade a spade; tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
ADJECTIVE: ARTLESS, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, plain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingénu [ F.], unaffected, naïve; sincere, frank; open, - as day; candid, ingenuous, guileless; unsuspicious, honest [See Probity]; childlike; innocent [See Innocence]; Arcadian; undesigning, straightforward, unreserved, above-board; simple-minded, single-minded; frank-, open-, single-, simple- hearted.
MATTER-OF-FACT, free-spoken, plainspoken, outspoken; blunt, downright, direct, unpoetical; unflattering, untrimmed, unvarnished.
ADVERB: IN PLAIN -WORDS, - English; without mincing the matter; not to mince the matter ( affirmation) [See Affirmation].
QUOTATIONS: Davus sum non dipus.Terence
Liberavi animam meam.
As frank as rain on cherry-blossoms.E. B. Browning