Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: naively
IPA transcription: [nɑ'ivli]
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: naively
    Meaning: in a naive manner; "he believed, naively, that she would leave him her money"
Usage examples
  • Scores of Congressmen, anxious to refute the idea that the indomitable picket had had anything to do with their action, revealed naively how surely it had.
  • The exhibits afforded pathetic evidence that the older immigrants do not expect the solace of art in this country; an Italian expressed great surprise when he found that we, although Americans, still liked pictures, and said quite naively that he didn't know that Americans cared for anything but dollars--that looking at pictures was something people only did in Italy.