1. [syn: naivete, naivety, naiveness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Naivet'e \Na`["i]ve`t['e]"\, n. [F. See Na["i]ve, and cf.
1. The state or quality of being naive; lack of
sophistication or worldliness.
Syn: naivete, naiveness.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 + PJC]
A story which pleases me by its na["i]vet['e] --
that is, by its unconscious ingenuousness. --De
2. An act displaying naivete; a naive remark or action.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: lack of sophistication or worldliness [syn: naivete,
naivety, naiveness] [ant: mundaneness, mundanity,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "naivete":
artlessness, bluffness, bluntness, candor, childlikeness,
cullibility, deceivability, directness, dupability, easiness,
greenness, guilelessness, gullibility, hoaxability, ingenuousness,
innocence, naiveness, naivety, openheartedness, openness,
outspokenness, persuadability, plainness, seduceability,
simpleheartedness, simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity,
sincerity, single-heartedness, single-mindedness,
singleness of heart, softness, trustfulness, unguardedness,
unsophisticatedness, unsophistication, unsuspiciousness,