Naivete is a lack of knowledge or sophistication.
An example of a person's naivete is when she falls for an obvious trick or prank.
- the quality or state of being naive; simplicity; artlessness
- a naive action or remark
Origin of naivetéFrench
Also na·ive′ness or na·ïve′ness, na·iv′ety· or na·ïv′ety·
- The state or quality of being inexperienced or unsophisticated, especially in being artless, credulous, or uncritical.
- An artless, credulous, or uncritical statement or act.
Origin of naiveteFrench naïveté from Old French naivete native disposition from naif artless ; see naive .
- Alternative spelling of naÃ¯vetÃ©.