nieve vs naive :

nieve or 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.

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Definitions

  • a  marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    the naive assumption that things can only get better
    this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • 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
    he took part in the experiment as a naive subject
News & Articles


  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Globe Gazette
  • 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 [...]
    June 13, 2013 - The Gazette
  • 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...
    June 12, 2013 - The Daily Barometer