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naive

view main entry for naiveadjective  /nɑˈiv/ 

or naïve 

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derived words

naively

adverb

naiveté

  /ˌnɑivəˈteɪ/  /nɑˈivəˌteɪ/  noun [uncountable]
American English pronunciation: naivetéClick to listen to the pronunciation of naivetéAmerican English pronunciation: naivetéClick to listen to the pronunciation of naiveté
naiveté American English pronunciation: naivetéClick to listen to the pronunciation of naïve /ˌnɑivəˈteɪ/ American English pronunciation: naivetéClick to listen to the pronunciation of naïve /nɑˈivəˌteɪ/  noun [uncountable]Having little experience or a low level of education: inexperienced, uneducated, untrained, unqualified, illiterate, uninitiated, unskilled, untried, be unused to (doing) something, naive

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