naivete

Part of speech: noun

Innocent frankness.

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Usage examples "naivete":

  1. During this moment when her thoughts were misty and her soul floated in a region of fantasy her naivete made her attribute to that last look with which her lover transfixed her the occult power of the visitation of the angel to the Mother of her Lord. - "The Hated Son", Honore de Balzac.
  2. For the rest, there was so much confidence, so much benevolence, so much naivete, so much frankness in his demeanour, his gestures, his ways of speaking and behaving that it was impossible to know him and not love him. - "Balzac", Frederick Lawton.
  3. This answer, being so full of thorough unconsciousness and childish naivete, has the effect of reducing the duke to common sense once more, and of making him very properly ashamed of himself. - "Mrs. Geoffrey", Duchess.