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1(view/belief/person) ingenuo(belief/person/view) cándido(view/person/belief) inocentón informal(article/book) simplistadon't be so naive! — ¡no seas tan ingenuo!
- They were naive to believe they were immune from war's violence.
- You always said that you were politically naive, that you were a non-political person.
- Again, to be fair, in Bangalore he made a bold - some would say naive - attempt to redefine Britain's role in the world.
- I don't think that I was - I think I was more naive on that front than one would expect.
- He was naïve about this due to his inexperience.
- I stand by my labeling of the answer as naïve, however.
- His chronic lack of judgement and naive approach to the complexities of the society lead inevitably to tragedy.
- He has been particularly criticized for lack of military experience and naive views of warfare.
- I can't believe she's that naive and she's a nurse and she's an educated person.
- The authors are not naïve about the barriers to the process of experimentation and adoption.
- I'm not naive enough to think everyone will think this one through like the engineer geek I am.
- We are not naive about the many threats and dangers there are today to world peace and security, nor about the urgent need to do something about them.
- When she does engage in critical analysis, the results are naive and limited.
- They were naive with respect to the purpose of the experiment and none of them had participated in the previous experiment.
- I'm not naive enough to think that the job of the press is to make the president look good or even to make the country look good.
- Based on this rather naive childhood wish, I did a lot of research and finally got there.
- Investing in art is ideal for naive investors since it is risk-free.
- This seems pretty naïve and naturally enough there's been no improvement.
- An aware, as opposed to naive, romanticism never did anyone any harm.
- Only a very naive observer would conclude that this is currently a party with the focus and energy to win another mandate, whoever its leader may be.
2(art/artist) (invariable adjective) naif
- She presents characters, churches and landscapes in a naïve and nostalgic way, yet also flavoured with a bit of this kitsch.
- His style seems to represent a point halfway between naive art and Expressionism.
- The collection is striking in its combination of works from both the realms of art brut and naive art.
- Such naïve art of the Vermicelli school is the very antithesis of this Art.
- This campaign utilises unrelated fun visuals and a faux naive style, which makes it all the smarter.
- Linear simplicity, naive spontaneity, subtlety of tones and interesting techniques mark his abstracts.
- Her designs which were both naive and decorative showed great purity of line.
- Not that all the art on display is naive; some of it is beautiful in its own right.
- When on the outside walls, they are of simple design in a more naive style.
- He picks the naive approach and joyous colours and forms creating a montage of the flora, fauna and people of South Asia.
- A series of naïve pop images has been created using the phone's drawing application.
- Her paintings are exquisite, naïve and impressionistic, ghostly boats that drift across dripped canvases.
- In such work his style was colourful and bizarre, sometimes with an almost naive quality of freshness.
- Like the sculpture, the images represent a very naive viewpoint in the art world.
- Executed in the same flat, almost naïve style, the stylus emerges from the right hand side almost threateningly, bearing down on the record.
- Admittedly, I did get the feeling that extended exposure to its naive style might weary me, but at first glance?
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