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naive

See also: naïve

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From French naïve, from Latin nativus (native, natural).

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naive (comparative more naive, superlative most naive)

  1. Lacking worldly experience, wisdom, or judgement; unsophisticated.
    Surely you're not naive enough to believe adverts!
  2. (of art) Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.
    I've always liked the naive way in which he ignores all the background detail.

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naive

  1. plural and definite of naiv

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naive

  1. naively

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naive

  1. inflected form of naiv

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naive

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of naiv.