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NAIVETE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does naivete mean? 

NAIVETE (noun)
  The noun NAIVETE has 1 sense:

1. lack of sophistication or worldliness

  Familiarity information: NAIVETE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NAIVETE (noun)


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Meaning:

Lack of sophistication or worldliness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

naiveness; naivete; naivety

Hypernyms ("naivete" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "naivete"):

artlessness; ingenuousness; innocence; naturalness (the quality of innocent naivete)

credulousness; gullibility (tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived)

simple mindedness; simpleness; simplicity (a lack of penetration or subtlety)

Antonym:

sophistication (the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment)


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