nieve vs naive : Common Errors in English

About nieve vs naive

People who spell this French-derived word “nieve” make themselves look naive. In French there is also a masculine form: “naif”; and both words can be nouns meaning “naive person” as well as adjectives. “Nieve” is actually the Spanish word for “snow.” “Naiveté” is the French spelling of the related noun in English. If you prefer more nativized spelling, “naivety” is also acceptable.

naive Meaning(s)

  • (a) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
  • (s) of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
  • (s) inexperienced
  • (s) lacking information or instruction
  • (s) not initiated; deficient in relevant experience

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  1. Grassley: Rubio ‘naive’ over immigration

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday that fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is “naive” on a key aspect of the immigration reform debate now in front of the Senate.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Globe Gazette

  2. U.S. Sen. Grassley says Rubio ‘naive’ over immigration

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday that fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is “naive” on a key aspect of the immigration reform debate now in front of the Senate. Grassley, in a conference call with Iowa reporters, objected to Rubio’s remarks on the Senate floor earlier this week that people who are granted “registered [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Gazette

  3. Grassley says Rubio 'naive' over immigration

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday that fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is "naive" on a key aspect of the immigration reform debate now in front of the Senate.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Quad-City Times

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