Although I was a naïve 19-year-old college student, her passion swept me up into the cause.
Cannadine is being made out to be something of a naïve hippie who wants everyone to just get along.
“I think management is able to manipulate the very young and naïve employees,” she says.
1650s, "natural, simple, artless," from French naïve, fem. of naïf, from Old French naif "naive, natural, genuine; just born; foolish, innocent; unspoiled, unworked" (13c.), from Latin nativus "not artificial," also "native, rustic," literally "born, innate, natural" (see native (adj.)). Related: Naively.
naive na·ive or na·ïve (nä-ēv') or na·if or na·ïf (nä-ēf')
Lacking worldliness and sophistication.
Simple and credulous as a child.
Not previously subjected to experiments.
Not having previously taken or received a particular drug.