Definition of Naiveness

1. Noun. Lack of sophistication or worldliness.

Exact synonyms: Naivete, Naivety
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Artlessness, Ingenuousness, Innocence, Naturalness, Credulousness, Gullibility, Simple Mindedness, Simpleness, Simplicity
Derivative terms: Naive, Naive, Naive, Naive
Antonyms: Sophistication



Definition of Naiveness

1. Noun. Lack of sophistication, experience, judgement or worldliness; artlessness; gullibility; credulity. ¹

2. Noun. A quality of being naïve; naïveté. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naiveness

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Literary usage of Naiveness

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1. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad (1912)
"Were I to advance the plea of youth in excuse of the naiveness to be found ... With the remark, then, that at such tender age some naiveness of feeling and ..."

2. The Russians and Their Language by Nadine Jarintzov (1916)
"There is much frankness about the Russians, which means conscious acknowledgment of one's convictions—but no naiveness. Whatever the reader will find in ..."

3. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1900)
"... foreground of the story; he is simply seen skulking on its outskirts, enigmatical and unclean, tainting the fragrance of its youth and of its naiveness. ..."

4. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1904)
"Occasionalism concealed the boldest negations beneath its seeming naiveness. For, in the first place, if there is no direct influence between mind and body; ..."

5. The Contemporary Review (1878)
"It ought to be added that a real glimpse is afforded into the crafty naiveness of a Roman family. But what drew our attention to the book is a certain ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"... and minor motives of humanity, with the old quaint mental twist in his views ; the naiveness that makes confession so charming ; passing over his own ..."

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