This is in part because of the naive mental model that supply-siders tend to have about how taxation affects work effort.
So it is hard to fathom how he could be so naive around a reporter.
Maybe I, like many Americans who arrived in Paris in their youth, am naive.
During sentencing, the defense emphasized that Manning was young, naive, and good intentioned.
The inevitable responses will come: The situation in Israel is fundamentally different, I am naive, I am a traitor.
The judge and his good housekeeper exchanged smiles at her naive remark.
A fellow of some innocence in his naive duplicity, but none the less dangerous.
At twenty-one she impressed people with being as naive and fresh as a girl of seventeen.
Not that I should advise you to imitate this naive way out of a difficulty.
A roar of laughter greeted this naive admission, and even his Highness was unable to repress a smile.
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.
Untutored in the perversities of some particular program or system; one who still tries to do things in an intuitive way, rather than the right way (in really good designs these coincide, but most designs aren't "really good" in the appropriate sense). This trait is completely unrelated to general maturity or competence or even competence at any other specific program. It is a sad commentary on the primitive state of computing that the natural opposite of this term is often claimed to be "experienced user" but is really more like "cynical user".