When we published our revelations, I naively expected a demand for reform.
Here Tsundue—a wiry man who always wears a red bandana—appeals passionately, some might say naively, to America.
In response to an audience question, I naively gushed that in screenwriting “even the problems are kind of fun.”
I was naively shocked at first and deleted any such message.
He also naively insisted this whole controversy has gotten a little out of hand.
"Why, whatever you fellows fake up for me to tell," he said naively.
"Because I've been out," she said naively and laughed again.
He naively advised her to jump at the chance offered her,—the chance to avoid the most unpleasant feature of the new regime.
He was naively earnest as he told us of his coming conquest.
"I had not looked at it in that light," the Bishop said naively.
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.