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[nah-eev-tee, -ee-vuh-] /nɑˈiv ti, -ˈi və-/
noun, plural naiveties.
Also, naïvety. Unabridged
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  • Such naivety, if that is what it is, will not survive long beyond the university's walls.
British Dictionary definitions for naivety


noun (pl) -ties, -tés
the state or quality of being naive; ingenuousness; simplicity
a naive act or statement
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