transcription, транскрипция: [ naɪi:v, AM nɑ:- ]
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...
Their view was that he had been politically naive.
ADJ : oft it v-link ADJ to-inf , ADJ to-inf
...naively applying Western solutions to Eastern problems...
I thought, naively, that this would be a nine-to-five job.
ADV : usu ADV with v
I was alarmed by his naivety and ignorance of international affairs.