the quality or state of being naive; natural or artless simplicity.
a naive action, remark, etc.
- Also na·ive·ty, na·ïve·ty [nah-eev-tee, -ee-vuh-] /nɑˈiv ti, -ˈi və-/ .
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How to use naiveté in a sentence
In naiveté, some of these trees had grown with their lower limbs spread out, creating “ladder fuels,” which make it possible for the wildfire to climb up them.Prescribed burns can keep wildfires in check. So why are politicians standing in the way? | Madeline Ostrander/Undark | October 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
Whereas positivity tends to be associated with naiveté or cheerleading.
I saw a lot of good people argue for hateful interpretations of the Bible at Biola out of naiveté.Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett: My Evangelical Struggle | Nathan Willett | September 22, 2021 | The Daily Beast
So while people may think they’re being both economical and plausibly classy by quaffing the second-cheapest Chardonnay, they’re actually getting stiffed for their naiveté, which is doubly embarrassing.Why it’s smart to order the second-cheapest wine on the menu | Sarah Todd | May 19, 2021 | Quartz
It’s easy to think about ancient civilizations and chalk up their failures to naiveté.How Climate Change May Be Contributing to Our Political Instability | Justin Worland | September 15, 2020 | Time
Charges of naivete, cluelessness, and “nonsense demagoguery” were hurled back and forth.
Our naivete would soon force me to make a decision that would tip the balance of the campaign.
In our naivete, we sometimes go rushing in where angels fear to tread.
The program began to teeter under the weight of its own outsized expectations, questionable staffing decisions, and naivete.
At times the optimism bordered on naivete, suggesting possible conflicts down the road.
He responded at once by presenting himself at her home with all his disarming naivete.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
In the vulgar contrast one overhears the considerable naivete that animals have instinct and man, intelligence.The Natural Philosophy of Love | Remy de Gourmont
For the Japanese temperament is ever on the verge of a smile which breaks out with catching naivete at the first provocation.The Soul of the Far East | Percival Lowell
Padre Esteban for an instant was himself embarrassed; Mrs. Brimmer quickly recovered her usual bewildering naivete.The Crusade of the Excelsior | Bret Harte
Oliver, puzzled by his naivete, assured him that such things were not uncommon—not at least in Mob Territory.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth