Definition of Naivete

1. Noun. Lack of sophistication or worldliness.

Exact synonyms: Naiveness, Naivety
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Artlessness, Ingenuousness, Innocence, Naturalness, Credulousness, Gullibility, Simple Mindedness, Simpleness, Simplicity
Derivative terms: Naive, Naive, Naive, Naive
Antonyms: Sophistication



Definition of Naivete

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of naïveté) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of naïveté) ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of naïveté) ¹

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naivete

1. the quality of being naive [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naivete

naissances
naissant
naive
naive T-cell
naive art
naive falsificationism
naive realism
naiveite
naiveites
naively
naiveness
naivenesses
naiver
naives
naivest
naivete (current term)
naivetes
naiveties
naivety
naivist
naivity
naja
najas
nakabandi
nakabandis
nakauriite
nake
naked-ape
naked-eye

Literary usage of Naivete

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"He was induced, he says, to cut up Mr Croly, ; mock ignorance of the reviewer is rendered quite comical by the naivete of i because he is an obscure and ..."

2. Six Months in America by Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1833)
"of the French naivete in their character, and at a few miles from Quebec, they know and care as little about the proceedings of government, ..."

3. Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose: Selected edited by Vicesimus Knox (1797)
"... and with eafe, where we find natural manners, and a marked chara£er. Ibid. § 23. On naivete. ..."

4. My Reminiscences by Luigi Arditi (1896)
"VIRGINIA'S LETTER TO MADAME Puzzi—LORD CARLISLE'S RECEPTION AT DUBLIN CASTLE—MANNERS, MY BOY, MANNERS !—IRISH naivete— ..."

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