Naivete meaning

nīēv-tā, nä-, nī-ēvĭ-tā, nä-
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.

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The state or quality of being inexperienced or unsophisticated, especially in being artless, credulous, or uncritical.
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An artless, credulous, or uncritical statement or act.
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The quality or state of being naive; simplicity; artlessness.
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Alternative spelling of naïveté.
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A naive action or remark.
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Origin of naivete

  • French naïveté from Old French naivete native disposition from naif artless naive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition