What does the word naive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Naively.

Usage examples for naive

  1. His book is very naive and gives an accurate idea of the men of our generation having become real fossils to the young men of today. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  2. She ordered toys for him, and as she shared the naive conviction of her day that church- going and religion were synonymous, she began, when he was four years old, to take him to church. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  3. And while the girl was wondering once more at the strange effect of her naive question, she recalled suddenly the yearning look of her uncle that afternoon when she had mentioned Gray's name. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
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