Origin of naive
SYNONYMS FOR naive
Related formsna·ive·ly, adverbna·ive·ness, nounun·na·ive, adjectiveun·na·ive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for naively
Whether it did so naively or cynically, I honestly do not know.
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
The Russians naively think the Chinese view them as valuable partners in opposing American hegemony.
In response to an audience question, I naively gushed that in screenwriting “even the problems are kind of fun.”Remembering Nora Ephron as Our Dorothy Parker, but More|Stephen Schiff|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He shamefacedly and naively confessed it: 'I say such an awful lot of things.The Return|Walter de la Mare
"I think, that cannot be," said the Countess Petronella, naively.The Hill of Venus|Nathan Gallizier
We naively assume, he says, a relation between reality and our minds which may be just the opposite of the true one.Pragmatism|William James
He is grossly ignorant of life and naively curious about love.Mental Efficiency|Arnold Bennett
He naively says: "We have never chanced to see this; nay, we doubt if there is such a movement."Makers of Electricity|Brother Potamian
British Dictionary definitions for naively
- having or expressing innocence and credulity; ingenuous
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)only the naive believed him