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naively (adverb), more naively, most naively
1. Referring to how someone is marked by unaffected simplicity; innocently: Grace thought naively that her new job would be only a ten-to-five job, but in reality it turned ut to be an eight-to-six job!
2. Pertaining to how an action or an individual shows a deficit in wisdom, knowledge, or judgment: Peggy naively believed the person speaking on the phone was her nephew asking for some money.
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