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no ee vuh tay

  • n  lack of sophistication or worldliness

  • What I would be guilty of, however, is gross naivete and wishful thinking.
  • Hitler also counted on Stalin's naivete.
  • He was an engaging combination of sass and sweetness and naivete.

  • John McCain in Forbes
    John McCain, the Republican nominee in waiting, said Obama was showing "naivete and inexperience and lack of judgment" in his willingness to meet with US foes.
  • John Amaechi in Forbes
    I think they illustrate the diversity of opinion,Amaechi said. "Some of them illustrate a great deal of naivete, and an oversimplification of the issue. And some of them don't speak with much thought at all. But there are some really...
  • Elizabeth Banks in Urbana Daily Citizen
    He's robotic and not quite in control of his form, his human form,said co-star Elizabeth Banks. "Eddie's performance, he has a lot of naivete about the world around him. He comes off as being extremely strange and odd, and that naivete...

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