naïveté

See also: naivete, naiveté, and naïvete

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French naïveté. See also nativity.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nɑˌiːvˈteɪ/, /nɑˌiːvəˈteɪ/

NounEdit

naïveté (countable and uncountable, plural naïvetés)

  1. Lack of sophistication, experience, judgement or worldliness; artlessness; gullibility; credulity.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From naïf +‎ -eté. Compare nativité, cf. also Latin nativitas.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /na.iv.te/
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NounEdit

naïveté f (plural naïvetés)

  1. (usually uncountable) innocence, naïveté

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