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In naiveté, some of these trees had grown with their lower limbs spread out, creating “ladder fuels,” which make it possible for the wildfire to climb up them.

Whereas positivity tends to be associated with naiveté or cheerleading.

I saw a lot of good people argue for hateful interpretations of the Bible at Biola out of naiveté.

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.

From Quartz

It’s easy to think about ancient civilizations and chalk up their failures to naiveté.

From Time

Charges of naivete, cluelessness, and “nonsense demagoguery” were hurled back and forth.

Our naivete would soon force me to make a decision that would tip the balance of the campaign.

In our naivete, we sometimes go rushing in where angels fear to tread.

The program began to teeter under the weight of its own outsized expectations, questionable staffing decisions, and naivete.

At times the optimism bordered on naivete, suggesting possible conflicts down the road.

He responded at once by presenting himself at her home with all his disarming naivete.

In the vulgar contrast one overhears the considerable naivete that animals have instinct and man, intelligence.

For the Japanese temperament is ever on the verge of a smile which breaks out with catching naivete at the first provocation.

Padre Esteban for an instant was himself embarrassed; Mrs. Brimmer quickly recovered her usual bewildering naivete.

Oliver, puzzled by his naivete, assured him that such things were not uncommon—not at least in Mob Territory.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to naivete, such as: artlessness, candor, frankness, simplicity, inexperience, and naturalness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.