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na·ive·tyor na·ïve·ty (nī-ēv′tē, nä-, nī-ē′vĭ-tē, nä-)
Artlessness or credulity; naiveté.
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n, pl -ties or -tés
1. the state or quality of being naive; ingenuousness; simplicity
2. a naive act or statement
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or na•ïve•té or na•ive•te(nɑ ivˈteɪ, -ˌi vəˈteɪ, -ˈiv teɪ, -ˈi və-)
1. the quality or state of being naive; unaffected simplicity.
2. a naive action, remark, etc.
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|Noun||1.||naivety - lack of sophistication or worldliness|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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noun gullibility, innocence, simplicity, inexperience, credulity, ingenuousness, artlessness, guilelessness, callowness She does have a certain girlish naivety about her. gullibility
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