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naive

adjective (also naïve) uk   us   /naɪˈiːv/ mainly disapproving
C1 too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, that people's intentions in general are good, or that life is simple and fair. People are often naive because they are young and/or have not had much experience of life: She was very naive to believe that he'd stay with her. They make the naive assumption that because it's popular it must be good. It was a little naive of you to think that they would listen to your suggestions.
naively
adverb (also naïvely) uk   us   /-li/
I naively believed he was telling the truth.
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…
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