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Meanwhile, some pandemic experts say that presuming a return to normal public life, critical to Disney, would be naive anytime in the near future.

We’re not naive to think that a business deal can’t blow up.

It would be naive to think a robust sports schedule would have prevented the Capitol riot.

It was always optimistic, boarding on the naive, to think a new year would immediately wash away the problems of 2020.

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In many ways and for many years, Viking scholars have been naive and simplistic about their acknowledgement and recognition of gender variation in the later Iron Age.

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I was naive enough to assume that he would, at most, rob me.

Artists now consider the Ideal Palace a piece of “naive” or “outsider” art.

She tackles weighty subjects with a naive sensibility and faux-innocence, but skillfully avoids dumbing them down.

I was definitely naive, I think the main similarity between me and Hal is that we were naive.

Maybe you can call it naive but that's the way Shae simply is.

And Jansoulet felt the delight of a child, a plebeian joy, compounded of ignorance and naive vanity.

There was a naturalness in his enjoyment which was almost boylike; a naive sort of exultation possessed him.

Buzonniere, Rochfort and Fangouse are milder and more naive in their demonstrations and their works are of no weight or interest.

A remark which Mendelssohn once made in his peculiar naive manner is very characteristic of him and his opinion of Chopin.

But he got the impression that she was almost fantastically naive.


On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to naive, such as: ignorant, innocent, simple, sincere, unsophisticated, and wide-eyed.

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