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Ingenue  n.  (pl. ingenues)  An ingenuous or naïve girl or young woman, or an actress representing such a person.

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"Ingenue" Quotes from Famous Books

... from them the quality of the diamond, incorruptible perfection; but as for Canalis, we take him for what he is and let the rest go. He seems a good fellow; the affectations of the angelic school have answered his purpose and succeeded, just as a woman succeeds when she plays the ingenue cleverly, and simulates surprise, youth, innocence betrayed, in short, the ...
— Modeste Mignon • Honore de Balzac

... I can call her," he said, with a thoughtful air. "She is no longer in her teens, and she has too much voluptuous charm for an ingenue. Still, I admit, you would scarcely call her 'old' except in the parlance of the modern matrimonial market. Our present-day roues, you know, prefer their victims young, and I fancy the Princess Ziska would be too old and perhaps too clever ...
— Ziska - The Problem of a Wicked Soul • Marie Corelli

... don't know why. For my part, I can't stand for an ingenue. If ever I get married, Cherry's the sort for me. I'm out of the kindergarten myself, and I'd hate to spend my life cutting paper figures for my wife. No, sir! If I ever seize a frill, I want her to know as much as me; then she won't tear away with the first dark-eyed diamond broker ...
— The Silver Horde • Rex Beach

... grateful to Aunt Flo. She was tired of being considered an ingenue. She wanted to be treated with the dignity her twenty ...
— Quin • Alice Hegan Rice

... week," the concierge went on, rearranging a stiff bouquet in exactly the manner of an embarrassed ingenue on the stage, "but only last week that I received a letter from Mademoiselle Desmond. She ...
— The Incomplete Amorist • E. Nesbit

... don't talk like an ingenue. So far, you've outlined a life-plan that makes Becky Sharp look like a cooing dove. So just answer this ...
— Fanny Herself • Edna Ferber

Words linked to "Ingenue" :   histrion, persona, part, juvenile person, role, character, juvenile, player, actor, theatrical role

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