naive naive  /ˌnaɪ ˈiv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
  2. (adj) of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
  3. (adj) inexperienced
  4. (adj) lacking information or instruction
  5. (adj) not initiated; deficient in relevant experience

Usage(s):

  • Shiva's many detractors call her naive, pointing out that chemical fertilizers, pesticides and genetic engineering rescued India from its eternal cycles of famine and huge debts .

News

  1. Thank you from the bottom of my ‘Hart’

    By: Kyle Hart As undeveloped, naive and spry undergraduate “chilluns ,” our predecessors tell us to hold on to every precious moment college has to offer. They remind us that through the repetitious drudgery o...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Barometer

  2. I Was Stupid, Naive to Bet, Says Banned Townsend

    Suspended England under-21 winger Andros Townsend says he was stupid and naive to have bet on televised matches while on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur last year.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Soccer-I was stupid, naive to bet, says banned Townsend

    LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) - Suspended England under-21 winger Andros Townsend says he was stupid and naive to have bet on televised matches while on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur last year. Townsend had to pull out of the squad for the European under-21 championship in Israel after being charged with breaches of the Football Association's rules. He was fined 18,000 pounds ($27 ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "If we're a little less naive tonight, we would have advanced," said Donovan, at 28 in his prime and the best American player ever. "I said all along this was a young team and a relatively inexperienced team at this level."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Donovan Source: USA Today

  2. Obama said McCain had a "naive and irresponsible belief that tough talk from Washington will somehow cause Iran to give up it's nuclear program and support for terrorism."
    on May 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance," Snipes said.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Wesley Snipes Source: International Herald Tribune

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