[ nah-eev-tee, -ee-vuh- ]
/ nɑˈiv ti, -ˈi və- /
noun, plural na·ive·ties.
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Example sentences from the Web for naivety
To cyber security experts, the naivety of this statement beggars belief.
My naivety in what I was dealing with got me out of a huge amount of difficulty.Inside London’s Wild Brixton Academy: How Gangsters and Kurt Cobain Made It London’s Top Music Venue|Tom Sykes|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The calm and the naivety of this compliment made Mademoiselle shed tears.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete|Madame La Marquise De Montespan
British Dictionary definitions for naivety
navet or naivet (ˌnaɪiːvˈteɪ)
/ (naɪˈiːvtɪ) /
noun plural -ties or -tés
the state or quality of being naive; ingenuousness; simplicity
a naive act or statement
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