from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Artlessness or credulity; naiveté.
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- n. Alternative spelling of naïveté.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Naïveté.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as naïveté.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lack of sophistication or worldliness
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This naivety is the reason Nigerians want to give you millions of dollars for helping them move their fortunes to U.S. bank accounts.
The main character naivety is good for the plot and funny, but it makes impossible for me to relate to her.
I do teach with the rider that to follow what I say in political naivety is just to write a suicide note.
He's someone who learned the hard way about how naivety is exploited on that scene, with underage actors blithely cast in barebacking scenes by studio guys who pay little attention to age certification legislation.
His naivety is evident in his foreign policy pilosophy and his view of racial equality.
And, yes, I'm aware that by even asking that question, it becomes painfully obvious that my naivety is showing.
My personal definition of naivety is based on the time we had a warmish day in February in Albany, NY and I thought, Hey, so maybe spring is early this year.
He also defended a speech that the Pope gave last year that linked Islam and violence, saying it had been an attempt by the pontiff to "act against a certain naivety".
If I had to guess I would say Obama thinks that by smacking Israel around he’ll get Arab help with Iran (his naivety is charming to be sure) - or that Israel is about to bomb Iran and Obama is running for cover.
I don't even think I could play five chords at the time, so what people call the naivety of the Vaselines was just pandering to my incompetence.