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How many bands have attempted to recapture the mood and style of their naive years? Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are not quite so naive as people might think. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The naive and innocent are lured away by unscrupulous agents. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The method we were instructed to use now seems naive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She now thinks she was naive not to have realised the risk. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is a concern that young naive people can get caught up in this. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It seemed naive to stick to older heads. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It would be naive to think otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How is it possible to be more naive than these people? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some may view this as naive. The Sun (2009)We're not naive enough to think that. The Sun (2015)Much of the appeal was down to the books' naive style. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But are we naive enough to think that many won't watch for pure entertainment? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Please do warn innocent and comparatively naive people about these English parasites. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I must have been naive to think we would get my parents" blessing then. The Golden Thread - Asian experiences of post-Raj Britain (1990)I must be naive thinking uni was for education. The Sun (2011)I was naive enough to think it would always be like this. The Sun (2014)He said: 'I am not naive. The Sun (2010)
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British English: naive /naɪˈiːv/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as naive, you think they lack experience, causing them to expect things to be uncomplicated or easy, or people to be honest or kind when they are not.
I was naive to think they would agree.
- American English: naive
- Arabic: سَاذَجٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ingênuo
- Chinese: 天真的
- Croatian: naivan
- Czech: naivní
- Danish: naiv
- Dutch: naïef
- European Spanish: ingenuo
- Finnish: naiivi
- French: naïf
- German: naiv
- Greek: αφελής
- Italian: ingenuo
- Japanese: うぶな
- Korean: 순진한
- Norwegian: naiv
- Polish: naiwny
- European Portuguese: ingénuo
- Romanian: naiv
- Russian: наивный
- Spanish: ingenuo
- Swedish: naiv
- Thai: ไม่มีเล่ห์เหลี่ยม ไม่มีมารยา
- Turkish: saf
- Ukrainian: наївний
- Vietnamese: ngây thơ
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