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 Meanings and Examples of NAIVE
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naive
 a.  too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, lacking worldly experience
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  Captain Randall and the occupants of the carriage smothered smiles at this naive explanation of rifle pits.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  The streets were black with loafing negroes who leaned against walls or sat on the curbing watching vehicles go past with the naive curiosity of children at a circus parade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
3  She was young, naive, stimulated by the coolness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  If she was the naive girl, Guy Pollock was the clumsy boy.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  Carol was an amusing, naive, curiously learned child.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  She was humbled by his humility; she put away in her mind, to take out and worry over later, a speculation as to whether it was not she who was naive.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  Lena's candid eyes, that always looked a little sleepy under their long lashes, kept straying about the cheerful rooms with naive admiration.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
8  She looked about her with the naive curiosity I remembered so well.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: II
9  Madame coquetted with him in the most captivating and naive manner, with eyes, gestures, and a profusion of compliments, till the Colonel's old head felt thirty years younger on his padded shoulders.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
10  Thus in the course of the campaign he handled many hundreds of dollars of the Hebrew brewer's money, administering it with naive and touching fidelity.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
11  Her whole face was positively beaming at that instant with naive, almost childish, triumph.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VII
12  Pierre looked over his spectacles with naive surprise, now at him and now at her, moved as if about to rise too, but changed his mind.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII
13  "Ah, your excellency," put in Zherkov, his eyes fixed on the hussars, but still with that naive air that made it impossible to know whether he was speaking in jest or in earnest.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII
14  Pierre looked at Rostopchin with naive astonishment, not understanding why he should be disturbed by the bad composition of the Note.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III
15  He laughed blandly at her naive diplomacy but listened to what she had to say, and sometimes questioned her carefully about the Penza and Nizhegorod estates.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V
Example Sentence:
1  Their approach to life is refreshingly naive.
2  It's naive of you to believe he'll do what he says.
3  It would be naive of us to think that football is only a game.
4  He is naive, simple, and guileless; he cannot be guilty of fraud.
5  Sophisticated and cynical, Jack could not believe Jill was as artless and naive as she appeared to be.
6  Amrozi naively admitted his role in the attack, they said, but the law needs more than confessions, it needs evidence.
7  They naively assume things can only get better.