how to pronounce naive


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naive is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of naive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are weak or naive and don't …”

meanings of naive


  1. Not having been exposed to something.
  2. Intuitive; designed to follow the way ordinary people approach a problem.
  3. Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.
  4. Lacking worldly experience, wisdom, or judgement; unsophisticated.


  1. A naive person; a greenhorn.

naive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word naive occurs in english on average 7.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics naive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that naive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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