OTHER WORDS FOR naive
Origin of naive
OTHER WORDS FROM naivena·ive·ly, adverbna·ive·ness, nounun·na·ive, adjectiveun·na·ive·ly, adverb
How to use naive in a sentence
The report also adds that John Paul was naive to believe McCarrick’s handwritten denail.
This indicates that a naive endorsement of stoic ideology might be detrimental to individuals’ wellbeing independent of the specific aspect.
I’m not so naive to think that nobody might ever hurt anybody again.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition|Fabiola Cineas|October 30, 2020|Vox
Subjected to the right kinds of patterns, naive matter can exhibit computing and learning behaviors.The Physicist’s New Book of Life - Issue 92: Frontiers|Michael Brooks|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
Long nightmare Jefferson’s hope to quickly reverse his demise was naive.
Whether it did so naively or cynically, I honestly do not know.
Anyone who denies it is being naively or intentionally delusional.
Then you would have to remember that he has been wandering into controversies, sometimes naively, since his earliest days.Dylan’s Candor Gets Misconstrued as Hate Speech in France|Ian Bell|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He also naively insisted this whole controversy has gotten a little out of hand.
I was naively shocked at first and deleted any such message.Sugar Daddy Dating Sites: Helen Croydon on Her Guilty Fantasy|Helen Croydon|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"More bravely than others is saying too much," naively interposed the baker.
For himself, Savary naively declared that much of his own participation in the subsequent events was mere accident.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
"Because I've been out," she said naively and laughed again.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
They knew how to live, and they enjoyed every process and aspect of their lives, just as children do, naively and simply.
Brandilancia, fancying that the little fan had fallen from the hand of Marie de' Medici by accident, naively offered to return it.Romance of Roman Villas|Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
British Dictionary definitions for naive
- having or expressing innocence and credulity; ingenuous
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)only the naive believed him