naiveté

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
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Word Origin and History for naivete
n.

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

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