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English definition of “naive”

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
(Definition of naive from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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