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naivety

noun na·ive·ty \nä-ˈē-və-tē, -ˈēv-tē, nī-\

Definition of naivety

plural

naiveties

chiefly British

  1. :  naïveté



Examples of naivety in a sentence

  1. <the contention that the royal family took advantage of the young Diana's naivety>



1708

First Known Use of naivety

1708

Variants of naivety

also

naïvety

play \nä-ˈē-və-tē, -ˈēv-tē, nī-\


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