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One entry found for naive.
Main Entry: na·ive
Variant(s): or na·ïve /nä-primarystressemacronv/
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): na·iv·er; na·iv·est
Etymology: from French naïve "having a natural simplicity and honesty," from early French naïf "being part of the nature of a person from birth, native, inborn," from Latin nativus "native," from natus, past participle of nasci "to be born" --related to NATIVE
1 : marked by honest simplicity : ARTLESS
2 : showing lack of informed judgment : CREDULOUS
- na·ive·ly adverb

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