American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Ingenuous

INGEN’UOUS, a. [L. ingenuus.] Open; frank; fair; candid; free from reserve, disguise, equivocation or dissimulation; used of persons or things. We speak of an ingenuous mind; an ingenuous man; an ingenuous declaration or confession.

1. Noble; generous; as an ingenuous ardor or zeal; ingenuous detestation of falsehood.

2. Of honorable extraction; freeborn; as ingenuous blood or birth.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Ingenuous," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 23, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQAVT78SBXQ31Z9.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Ingenuous." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 23 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQAVT78SBXQ31Z9.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Ingenuous' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 23 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQAVT78SBXQ31Z9.