Definitions for naivetenɑ ivˈteɪ, -ˌi vəˈteɪ, -ˈiv teɪ, -ˈi və-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. naivete, naivety, naiveness(noun)

    lack of sophistication or worldliness

GCIDE

  1. Naivete(n.)

    An act displaying naivete; a naive remark or action.

  2. Origin: [F. See Nave, and cf. Nativity.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naivete(noun)

    native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness; artlessness

  2. Origin: [F. See Nave, and cf. Nativity.]

Freebase

  1. Naivety

    Naivety, is the state of being naïve. That is to say, having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication, often in a context where one neglects pragmatism in favor of moral idealism. One who is naive may be called a naïf.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marco Rubio:

    Appeasing the Castro brothers will only cause other tyrants from Caracas to Tehran to Pyongyang to see that they can take advantage of President Obama's naiveté during his final two years in office. As a result, America will be less safe as a result of the President's change in policy.

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