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naïveté

noun
variants: also naivete or naiveté

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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

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The first known use of naïveté was in 1673

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“Naïveté.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/na%C3%AFvet%C3%A9. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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