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naiveté

or na·ïve·té, na·ive·te

[ nah-eev-tey, -ee-vuh-tey, -eev-tey, -ee-vuh- ]
/ nɑ ivˈteɪ, -ˌi vəˈteɪ, -ˈiv teɪ, -ˈi və- /
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noun

the quality or state of being naive; natural or artless simplicity.
a naive action, remark, etc.

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Also na·ive·ty, na·ïve·ty [nah-eev-tee, -ee-vuh-] /nɑˈiv ti, -ˈi və-/ .

Origin of naiveté

First recorded in 1665–75; from French; see naive, -ity
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