naivety

noun na·ive·ty \ nä-ˈē-və-tē , -ˈēv-tē , nī- \
variants: or less commonly naïvety

Definition of naivety

plural naiveties
chiefly British
: naïveté
  • If he compromised himself, then it was because of his political ignorance and naivety.
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Examples of naivety in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of naivety

1708



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