naiveness
noun see naive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • naiveness — noun Lack of sophistication, experience, judgement or worldliness; artlessness; gullibility; credulity …   Wiktionary

  • naïveness — noun A quality of being naïve; naïveté …   Wiktionary

  • naiveness — nÉ‘ ɪːvnɪs /naɪ ɪːvnɪs n. quality of being naive, gullibility, inexperience; childishness, youth, innocence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • naïveness — na·ïve·ness …   English syllables

  • naiveness — noun lack of sophistication or worldliness • Syn: ↑naivete, ↑naivety • Ant: ↑sophistication (for: ↑naivete) • Derivationally related forms: ↑naive …   Useful english dictionary

  • naive — adjective 1. marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience (Freq. 6) a teenager s naive ignorance of life the naive assumption that things can only get better this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes …   Useful english dictionary

  • naiveté — or naïveté [nä ēv tā′, näēv′tā΄] n. [Fr] 1. the quality or state of being naive; simplicity; artlessness 2. a naive action or remark: Also naiveness or naïveness, naivety [nä ēv′tē] or naïvety …   English World dictionary

  • naivete — noun lack of sophistication or worldliness • Syn: ↑naivety, ↑naiveness • Ant: ↑sophistication • Derivationally related forms: ↑naive (for: ↑naiveness) …   Useful english dictionary

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