Definition of naivete in English:


(also naïveté)

Pronunciation /ˌnäˌēv(ə)ˈtā/ /ˌnɑˌiv(ə)ˈteɪ/ /näˈēv(ə)ˌtā/ /nɑˈiv(ə)ˌteɪ/

Translate naivete into Spanish


  • 1The quality of being naive; lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.

    • ‘his greatest fault was his political naïveté’
    innocence, lack of sophistication, lack of experience, ingenuousness, guilelessness, naïveté, lack of guile, unworldliness, childlikeness, trustfulness, simplicity, naturalness
    1. 1.1Innocence or unsophistication.
      • ‘some of the material is laughable in its naïveté’


French, from naïf, -ive (see naive).