Meaning of NAIVE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ naɪi:v, AM nɑ:- ]

also naïve

If you describe someone as naive , you think they lack experience and so expect things to be easy or people to be honest or kind.

It’s naive to think that teachers are always tolerant...

...naive idealists...

Their view was that he had been politically naive.

= unrealistic

ADJ : oft it v-link ADJ to-inf , ADJ to-inf

• na‧ive‧ly

...naively applying Western solutions to Eastern problems...

I thought, naively, that this would be a nine-to-five job.

ADV : usu ADV with v

• na‧ive‧ty

I was alarmed by his naivety and ignorance of international affairs.


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