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na·ive / nīˈēv/ (also na·ïve) • adj. (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment: the rather naive young man had been totally misled. ∎  (of a person) natural and unaffected; innocent: Andy had a sweet, naive look when he smiled. ∎  of or denoting art produced in a straightforward style that deliberately rejects sophisticated artistic techniques and has a bold directness resembling a child's work, typically in bright colors with little or no perspective.DERIVATIVES: na·ive·ly·ive·ness n.

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