naiveté

[nah-eev-tey, -ee-vuh-tey, -eev-tey, -ee-vuh-]
noun
1.
the quality or state of being naive; natural or artless simplicity.
2.
a naive action, remark, etc.
Also, naïveté, naivete.


Origin:
1665–75; < French; see naive, ity2

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naivety, naïveté or naiveté (naɪˈiːvtɪ, ˌnaɪiːvˈteɪ)
 
n , pl -ties, -tés
1.  the state or quality of being naive; ingenuousness; simplicity
2.  a naive act or statement
 
naïveté, naïveté or naiveté
 
n
 
naiveté, naïveté or naiveté
 
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Word Origin & History

naivete
1670s, from Fr. naïveté, from O.Fr. naiveté "native disposition" (see naive). Anglicized form naivety is attested from 1708.
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Example sentences
The amount of naivete out there is not limited to people with business degrees.
The level of scientific naivete in the funding of biofuel development is
  extraordinary.
However, your naivete and lack of understanding of the fossil fuel industry and
  business in general is staggering.
The naivete of these records may be appreciated by the following extracts.
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