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Meaning of “naive” - Learner’s Dictionary

naive

adjective     /naɪˈiːv/
If someone is naive, they believe things too easily and do not have enough experience of the world: I was much younger then, and very naive.Naive and trustingInexperienced (of people)Inexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
naively adverb I naively believed that we would be treated as equals. naivety     /naɪˈiːvəti/ noun [U] the quality of being naiveNaive and trustingInexperienced (of people)Inexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
Translations of “naive”
in Arabic ساذِج…
in Korean 순진한…
in Malaysian naif…
in Turkish saf, deneyimsiz, toy…
in Italian ingenuo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕信的, 天真的, 幼稚的…
in Russian наивный…
in Polish naiwny…
in Vietnamese ngờ nghệch, ngây thơ…
in Spanish cándido, ingenuo…
in Portuguese ingênuo…
in Thai ตรงไปตรงมา, ซื่อบริสุทธิ์…
in Catalan ingenu…
in Japanese だまされやすい, うぶな…
in Indonesian polos, bodoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻信的, 天真的, 幼稚的…
(Definition of naive from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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