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synonyms for naiveté

  • artlessness
  • callowness
  • candor
  • childishness
  • credulity
  • frankness
  • guilelessness
  • inexperience
  • ingenuousness
  • naturalness
  • openness
  • simplicity
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How to use naiveté in a sentence

So while people may think they’re being both economical and plausibly classy by quaffing the second-cheapest Chardonnay, they’re actually getting stiffed for their naiveté, which is doubly embarrassing.
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It’s easy to think about ancient civilizations and chalk up their failures to naiveté.
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He responded at once by presenting himself at her home with all his disarming naivete.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
In the vulgar contrast one overhears the considerable naivete that animals have instinct and man, intelligence.
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For the Japanese temperament is ever on the verge of a smile which breaks out with catching naivete at the first provocation.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
Padre Esteban for an instant was himself embarrassed; Mrs. Brimmer quickly recovered her usual bewildering naivete.
THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIORBRET HARTE
Oliver, puzzled by his naivete, assured him that such things were not uncommon—not at least in Mob Territory.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
Yet these abominations were committed in the good times of honest Germanic faith and Gallic naivete!
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There was charming naivete in the nature of this grotesque, timorous old man.
THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONSEMILE ZOLA
What had been naivete and tremulous sweetness at twenty, was now conscious strength and patience.
THE HISTORY OF DAVID GRIEVEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
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WORDS RELATED TO NAIVETÉ

  • candor
  • ingenuousness
  • naiveté
  • naturalness
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