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I was laboriously 'graceful;' and sported my 'naif sensibility' till it was any thing but naif.

Strange enough, and I confess it with naif delight, I did not feel at all afraid.

Being a lump of simplicity, his sceptism was as naif as his enthusiasm.

Their naif delight at the varied skill of the riders was most charming to witness.

Of course you should really go to the theological seminary and establish this naif intuitive mysticism upon a disciplined basis.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from French naïf, literally "naive" (see naive). As a noun, first attested 1893, from French, where Old French naif also meant "native inhabitant; simpleton, natural fool."

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