adverb see naive

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  • naively — na [ i]ve ly, adv. In a na[ i]ve manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naïvely — adverb In a naïve manner. I do not want to spend long in examining the arguments for this general deprecation of sense perception or the intellectual motives for denying all credentials to sense perception in order to enhance those of calculation …   Wiktionary

  • naively — adv. Naively is used with these verbs: ↑believe, ↑imagine …   Collocations dictionary

  • naively — naive (also naïve) ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking experience, wisdom, or judgement. 2) (of art or an artist) produced in or adopting a simple, childlike style which deliberately rejects sophisticated techniques. DERIVATIVES naively adverb. ORIGIN French …   English terms dictionary

  • naively — adverb in a naive manner he believed, naively, that she would leave him her money • Derived from adjective: ↑naive …   Useful english dictionary

  • naively — adverb see naive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • naively — See naive. * * * …   Universalium

  • naively — adverb In a naive manner …   Wiktionary

  • naively — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. childishly, ingenuously, stupidly; see foolishly , openly 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • naively — nÉ‘ ɪːvlɪ /naɪ ɪːvlɪ adv. in a naive manner, unsuspectingly, in manner which is not worldly wise, gullibly; childishly, innocently, unsophisticated …   English contemporary dictionary

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