naivety


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na·ive·ty

or na·ïve·ty  (nī-ēv′tē, nä-, nī-ē′vĭ-tē, nä-)
n.
Artlessness or credulity; naiveté.

naivety

(naɪˈiːvtɪ) ,

naïveté

or

naiveté

n, pl -ties or -tés
1. the state or quality of being naive; ingenuousness; simplicity
2. a naive act or statement

na•ive•té

or na•ïve•té or na•ive•te

(nɑ ivˈteɪ, -ˌi vəˈteɪ, -ˈiv teɪ, -ˈi və-)

n.
1. the quality or state of being naive; unaffected simplicity.
2. a naive action, remark, etc.
[1665–75; < French; see naive, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naivety - lack of sophistication or worldliness
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
artlessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naturalness - the quality of innocent naivete
credulousness, gullibility - tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived
simple mindedness, simpleness, simplicity - a lack of penetration or subtlety; "they took advantage of her simplicity"

naivety

naïveté
noun gullibility, innocence, simplicity, inexperience, credulity, ingenuousness, artlessness, guilelessness, callowness She does have a certain girlish naivety about her. gullibility
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