Meaning of “naive” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /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.
naively adverb

I naively believed that we would be treated as equals.
naivety uk us /naɪˈiːvəti/ noun [ U ]

the quality of being naive

(Definition of “naive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)