Definition of "naïvely" []

  • Having or expressing innocence and credulity; ingenuous (adjective)
  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Artless or unsophisticated (adjective)
  • Lacking developed powers of analysis, reasoning, or criticism (adjective)
  • A person who is naive, esp in artistic style (noun)
  • In a naive manner. (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "naïvely" in a sentence
  • "She was astonished -- she was touched to the heart, by what she called naively the conversion of Jacqueline."
  • "To the naively ignorant, the English words "Peter" and "rock" are so different that it's obvious that Jesus was referring to the faith Simon Peter received as a gift from the Father."
  • "And I would listen politely, almost naively, which is interviewers 'technique, and you get more information that way."