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naïf

noun na·ïf \ nä-ˈēf \
variants: or naif
Updated on: 1 Apr 2018

Definition of naïf

: a naive person

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First Known Use of naïf

1891


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naïf

adjective
variants: or naif

Definition of naïf

: naive

Examples of naïf in a Sentence

  1. the senator, newly elected and still naïf, will learn soon enough how Washington really works

Origin and Etymology of naïf

French


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