or na·ïve·té, na·ive·te

[ nah-eev-tey, -ee-vuh-tey, -eev-tey, -ee-vuh- ]
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  1. the quality or state of being naive; natural or artless simplicity.

  2. a naive action, remark, etc.

Origin of naiveté

First recorded in 1665–75; from French; see naive, -ity
  • Also na·ive·ty, na·ïve·ty [nah-eev-tee, -ee-vuh-] /nɑˈiv ti, -ˈi və-/ .

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