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naively

or na·ïve·ly

[ nah-eev-lee ]
/ nɑˈiv li /
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adverb
in a way that shows a lack of experience, judgment, or information: I'll just stretch the contents of my talks into a book, I thought naively, but after three years of hard work I’m still far from completing a manuscript.
in a way that shows simplicity of character and the absence of artificiality or sophistication: The ancient historian Herodotus marks a transitional stage in cultural anthropology, between naively artless chronicle writing and scientific research.
in a way not influenced by previous participation in a scientific experiment or awareness of its real purpose: Participants behave naively and more naturally if they don’t know the true nature or objective of the study.
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OTHER WORDS FROM naively

un·na·ive·ly, adverb
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