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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied by jewelers to a precious stone.
- adj. Naïve.
- adj. marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
- n. a naive or inexperienced person
- Borrowing from French naïf. (Wiktionary)
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