Definition of Naively

1. Adverb. In a naive manner. "He believed, naively, that she would leave him her money"

Partainyms: Naive



Definition of Naively

1. Adverb. In a naive manner. ¹

2. Adverb. (alternative form of naively) ¹

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Definition of Naively

1. naive [adv] - See also: naive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naively

nairovirus
nairoviruses
nairu
nairus
nais
naissance
naissances
naissant
naive
naive T-cell
naive art
naive falsificationism
naive realism
naiveite
naiveites
naively (current term)
naiveness
naivenesses
naiver
naives
naivest
naivete
naivetes
naiveties
naivety
naivist
naivity
naja
najas
nakabandi

Literary usage of Naively

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1. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study by Jean-Marie Guyau (1897)
"Future miracles impossible— Religious poetry not to be expected—Men of genius capable of sincerely and naively labouring in the creating of a new religion ..."

2. Retrospective Reviews: A Literary Log by Richard Le Gallienne (1896)
"Perfect expression such as this, in conjunction with conception, now so naively primitive and anon so startling ly ' modern,' makes one wonder how much more ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1862)
"... when asked whether the Roman rule was popular or not, so naively answered: ' I only know one man with whom it is ' popular, and that is the Vice-Legate ..."

4. Lives of Indian Officers by John William Kaye (1889)
"And he soon afterwards naively informs us, that from the ' conspicuous advantage he derived from the great command of money to carry on his commercial ..."

5. America and the Canal Title; Or, An Examination, Sifting and Interpretation by Joseph C. Freehoff (1916)
"under those inspirations he is naively indifferent to the restraints of duty and even unaware of them; ready to kick the Constitution into the backyard ..."

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