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Definition of "naïvete" []

  • The state or quality of being naive; ingenuousness; simplicity (noun)
  • A naive act or statement (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of naïveté. (noun)

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Use "naïvete" in a sentence
  • "The no-driving thing, for one, and the fact that he "got the Internet" only two years ago, and he phrases it that way, too -- "Got the Internet," the way parents "use the Google" -- though at times one wonders how much the naivete is shtick."
  • "Clunky naivete is the hallmark of generic science fiction such as Laurence Gonzalez's novel "Lucy.""
  • "When Jenn made her post, replete in naivete and bluster, I understood where she was coming from."