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  • adj. Naive.
  • n. One who is naive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied by jewelers to a precious stone.
  • adj. Naïve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ingenuous; artless; natural: the masculine form, naïve being the corresponding feminine (but used also, in English, without regard to gender: see naïve).
  • Having a natural luster: applied by jewelers to precious stones.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
  • n. a naive or inexperienced person

Etymologies

Borrowing from French naïf. (Wiktionary)

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