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This word may also be spelled "naïve."
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not experienced)
a. ingenuo
You're more naive than I thought if you think he'll keep his word.Eres más ingenuo de lo que pensaba si crees que va a cumplir con su palabra.
b. inocente
You can't fool me. I'm not some naive child.No me puedes engañar. No soy un niño inocente.
c. simplista
I don't like the naive articles published in that paper.No me gustan los artículos simplistas que se publican en ese periódico.
d. cándido
Don't be so naive! It's common knowledge that the mayor is corrupt.¡No seas tan cándido! Es conocimiento común que el alcalde es un corrupto.
2. (fine arts)
a. naif
There is a large naive mural on the wall of the community center.Hay un mural naif grande en la pared del centro comunitario.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. ingenuo(a)
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1 [+person] ingenuo; [+argument] simplista; [+attitude, views] ingenuo; cándido
he'd been politically naive she was embarrassed by her father's naive views about the causes of unemployment he had listened too long to their naive arguments about world peace
2 (Art) naif
naive paintings of the turn of the century
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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