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Synonyms for ingenue

a guileless, unsophisticated person

Words related to ingenue

an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl

an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play

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As in her signature song The Ingenue, written for her by Harper and Zippel, it seems that on Broadway "the ingenue has died off like the dinosaur.
Auctioneer Taylor said that as a group, it's fascinating to see the change from ingenue to style icon and one can follow her life through clothes.
At first blush, Marina and the Diamonds' sophomore effort seems to be taking the Welsh ingenue in a new musical direction, but under the snappy beats and synthesizers Electra Heart has the same blazingly confrontational soul--just in a more polished pop package.
The Home Of Cult TV", Universal Playback has inked the deal fans across the UK have been waiting for, allowing them finally to follow the bizarre investigation into the death of a pretty ingenue to its heartstopping conclusion.
With: Miss Indigo Blue, the Shanghai Pearl, Tamara the Trapeze Lady, the Swedish Housewife, Waxie Moon, Vienna le Rouge, Lily Verlaine, Kitten la Ru, Inga Ingenue, Ernie yon Schmaltz, Ultra.
PHS Division 2 went to another Melbourne to Hobart competitor Ingenue, skippered by Dr Rosie Colahan, from Malcolm Cooper's Kaiulani and Chikara Outlaw (Bill Trueman) also from Melbourne.
Birkin was touted as an earthy and liberating force of feminism, yet she turns out to be no more than a classic simpering ingenue, in thrall to domineering men.
Soprano Voigt is interpreting Broadway standards this month, followed by ingenue O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza and The Pajama Game).
As a photographic ingenue, Hains manipulated the lens to create abstract, nonmimetic compositions that he called "new realities.
In 1963, still an ingenue on the New York intellectual stage where she would later become a diva, Sontag led off a Nation essay with cool aplomb: "The only thing to be regretted about the close-up of limp penises and bouncing breasts, the shots of masturbation and oral sexuality, in Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is that it makes it hard simply to talk about this remarkable and beautiful film, one has to defend it.
His status as a relative ingenue gives his lessons an organic feel, bridging the gap between teacher and student that would otherwise make the subject seem overly esoteric.
Mankiewicz's picture (coincidentally based on a short story published the same year as Maugham's novel), is all about the relationship between the aging Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and the cunning ingenue Eve (Anne Baxter), who is out to usurp her position.
No longer an indie-rock ingenue, Juliana Hatfield now makes smart guitar pop--hut she hasn't lost her edge.
As this intriguing ingenue dwells on her perpetual off-hour trysts, comparing the relative brutality of lovers by nationality and rank, the matrix of her stream of consciousness summons thoughts of Lukich, her avuncular guardian angel in the tent next door; of Walter Ivanovich, a teacher whose romantic image she idolizes; of Svetka, despised co-administrator to the passions of the officer corps; and other role-players in her internal drama of devotion to the motherland.
Woodward depicts the President Select as a goofy ingenue when Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Powell went to the Pentagon to meet with the Joint Chiefs ten days before inauguration.