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naïveté

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of naïveté

  1. 1 the quality or state of being simple and sincere <her naïveté led her to leave her new car unlocked while she shopped at the mall> Synonyms artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naiveness, naivety (also naïvety) [chiefly British], naturalness, simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness, viridity Related Words candor, frankness, genuineness, honesty, openness, sincerity, straightforwardness, unaffectedness, unpretentiousness; callowness, childishness, coltishness, inexperience, rawness; insularity, parochialism, provincialism; carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness; ignorance, obliviousness, unawareness; credulity, credulousness, gullibility, impressionability; idealism, impracticality, optimism Near Antonyms affectedness, artificiality, pretentiousness; deviousness, dishonesty, insincerity; disbelief, doubtfulness, incredulity, suspiciousness; carefulness, caution, street smarts, wariness; pessimism, skepticism; maturity Antonyms artfulness, cynicism, knowingness, sophistication, worldliness

  2. 2 readiness to believe the claims of others without sufficient evidence <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> Synonyms credulousness, gullibility, naiveness, credulity (also naivete or naiveté), simplenessRelated Words artlessness, simplicity, unsophistication, unwariness, unworldliness; belief, credibility, faith, trustNear Antonyms sophistication, worldliness; distrust, misdoubt, mistrust, suspicion, suspiciousness, wariness; doubt, uncertaintyAntonyms incredulity, skepticism



Variants of naïveté

also naivete or naiveté

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "naïveté"


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