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[nah-eef] /nɑˈif/

a naive or inexperienced person.
adjective, noun
a less common word for naive

1590s, from French naïf, literally “naive” (see naive). As a noun, first attested 1893, from French, where Old French naif also meant “native inhabitant; simpleton, natural fool.”


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