Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Naive.
  • noun One who is naive.

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

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
  • noun a naive or inexperienced person

Etymologies

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Borrowing from French naïf.

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