Definition of naïveté
1 : a naive remark or action
2 : the quality or state of being naive
Examples of naïveté
<her naïveté led her to leave her new car unlocked while she shopped at the mall>
<though he was streetwise, the investigative reporter regularly assumed an air of naïveté when he was interviewing confidence men, charlatans, counterfeiters, and other assorted swindlers of the general public>
Variants of naïveté
Origin of naïveté
French naïveté, from Old French, inborn character, from naif
First Known Use: 1673
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Spanish Central: Translation of "naïveté"
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