or na·ïve·té, na·ive·te

[nah-eev-tey, -ee-vuh-tey, -eev-tey, -ee-vuh-]
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Origin of naiveté

1665–75; < French; see naive, ity2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for naivete

1670s, from French naïveté, from Old French naiveté "genuineness, authenticity," literally "native disposition" (see naive). Englished form naivety is attested from 1708.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper