[ US /nɑˈivɫi/ ]
[ UK /na‍ɪˈiːvli/ ]
  1. in a naive manner
    he believed, naively, that she would leave him her money
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How To Use naively In A Sentence

  • In short, Knox's proposal was ill conceived and naively made.
  • We naively thought that by ionizing the ultracold atoms in our trap, we would be running the CERN process in reverse.
  • I declared myself a supporter of women's lib at the age of nine and naïvely rejoiced at the introduction of a female prime minister.
  • _What practical difference ought it to make if_, instead of saying naively that 'I' am active now in delivering this address, I say that _a wider thinker is active_, or that _certain ideas are active_, or that _certain nerve-cells are active_, in producing the result? A Pluralistic Universe Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the Present Situation in Philosophy
  • We found that nature behaves different than what we - perhaps naively - expected.
  • Statistics are used naively at best: the datum that gunpoint robberies rose 53 percent between April and November of 2001 is almost certainly a random fluctuation and not by itself useful to the argument.
  • They were young, well-educated, altruistic; Stephanie found their idealism naively evangelical. CHAMELEON
  • There used to be something naively passionate about the band, an endearing geekiness that made it hard not be swept away by the momentum.
  • If you are operating at first order, the vanilla type of PDFs naively tell you what the probability of finding a quark or gluon of a certain type and certain longitudinal momentum is. Generalized PDFs Imply a Gravitomagnetic Moment!?!?!? « Imaginary Potential
  • By working less and staying at home more, I believed naively that my husband would come home to domestic bliss and a happy marriage would ensue.
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