Definitions for naiveness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•ivenɑˈiv(adj.)

or na•ïve

  1. having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature; unsophisticated; ingenuous.

  2. having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous.

  3. marked by a simple style reflecting little or no formal training:

    naive painting.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. not having previously been the subject of a scientific experiment, as an animal.

    Category: Laboratory Biology

Origin of naive:

1645–55; < F, fem. of naïf, OF naif natural, instinctive < L nātīvusnative

na•ive′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. naivete, naivety, naiveness(noun)

    lack of sophistication or worldliness

Wiktionary

  1. naiveness(Noun)

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

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