Definition of Naivety

1. Noun. Lack of sophistication or worldliness.

Exact synonyms: Naiveness, Naivete
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 Naivety

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of naïveté) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of naïveté) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naivety

1. naivete [n -TIES] - See also: naivete

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naivety

naive T-cell
naive art
naive falsificationism
naive realism
naiveite
naiveites
naively
naiveness
naivenesses
naiver
naives
naivest
naivete
naivetes
naiveties
naivety (current term)
naivist
naivity
naja
najas
nakabandi
nakabandis
nakauriite
nake
naked-ape
naked-eye
naked ape
naked apes
naked as a jaybird

Literary usage of Naivety

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1. Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles by Abraham Kuyper (1898)
"... of naivety As soon as the Church had freed itself from the swaddling clothes of Israel's national life, the Christian religion went out into the world ..."

2. Mum's Clare: A Mother's Eye View of Indonesia by Gina Graham (2005)
"I hesitate to tell my story in case I am laughed at for my naivety, yet as I get older I am less intimidated about sharing my feelings and admitting my ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... naivety Many commentators discuss the relative status of these words in current English. What our evidence shows is that naif and naïve, which in French ..."

4. The English Novel: A Study in the Development of Personality by Sidney Lanier (1914)
"It is curious to notice how you cannot escape a certain sense of naivety in this, and how you are taken by it, — until a moment's thought shows you that the ..."

5. The King's English by Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler (1906)
"It is true that the first sight of naivety is an unpleasant shock ; but we ought to be glad that the ... In one sense it has a stronger claim than naivety ..."

6. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1872)
"The great philosopher enchants us ever by the exalted naivety of his soul, which knows no other cultus than the truth ; and this naivety, replete with a ..."

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