One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that shows a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement.‘I naively thought having wealth would bring happiness’as submodifier ‘a naively optimistic vision of the future’
- ‘Kevin naively asks her at the beginning of their relationship to type a manuscript for him.’
- ‘Is that not being naively ambitious given the slow machinery of bureaucracy?’
- ‘Maybe that is just my experience; perhaps much of the country is repressed and I am naively unaware.’
- ‘I also naively assumed that the schedules would help instructors plan classes for the various age groups.’
- ‘Some people would have been naively hopeful that something of the truth would emerge from this.’
- ‘The style is direct, almost naively simple.’
- ‘Maybe they naively believe that disputes among allies will quickly evaporate.’
- ‘We found that nature behaves different than what we - perhaps naively - expected.’
- ‘Interestingly, we are not offered a naively romantic picture of her mother's success.’
- ‘I knew the answer to this naively stupid question.’
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