How Do You Spell NAIVE?

Correct spelling for the English word "naive" is [na͡ɪˈiːv], [na‍ɪˈiːv], [n_aɪ_ˈiː_v]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of NAIVE

  1. Artless, unaffected; amusingly simple. Hence naively, naively, adv., naivete, naivety, naivety, n. [French]

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Usage Examples for NAIVE

  1. Thus, if it must be confessed, that even in his highest moments, there lingers a touch- if no more than a touch- of self- consciousness which will not allow him to forget manner in matter, it is also true that he is cunningly conveying traits in himself; and the sense of this is often at the root of his sweet, gentle, naive humour. - "Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial" by Alexander H. Japp
  2. She held his hand in both of hers, and looked up into his eyes with a smile at once child- like and naive- and masterful; for behind the simplicity and the girlish manner there was a power, a mind, with which this sweet golden hair and cheeks like a rose- garden had nothing to do. - "When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete" by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  3. To strangers Jim must often have appeared naive and undevious. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
  4. And he does not scorn to press home even this comparatively humble lesson with the naive directness and fiery zeal which form such conspicuous features of all his work. - "Plays by August Strindberg, Second series" by August Strindberg
  5. And the same historian later on continues, in his simple and naive way, to tell us about Tovar and many others: When the Viceroy, Don Antonio de Mendoza, saw what a noble company had come together, and the spirit and good will with which they had all presented themselves, knowing the worth of these men, he would have liked very well to make every one of them captain of an army; but as the whole number was small he could not do as he would have liked, and so he appointed the captains and officers because it seemed to him that if they were appointed by him, as he was so well obeyed and beloved, nobody, would find fault with his arrangements. - "The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it" by James, George Wharton