Naivete Definition

nīēv-tā, nä-, nī-ēvĭ-tā, nä-
noun
The quality or state of being naive; simplicity; artlessness.
Webster's New World
An artless, credulous, or uncritical statement or act.
American Heritage
A naive action or remark.
Webster's New World
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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Alternative spelling of naïveté.
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Other Word Forms of Naivete

Noun

Singular:
naivete
Plural:
naivetes, naivets

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

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