naive


naive
01. I'm not [naive] enough to think that my son will never get into trouble, but I think that if he does, we will be able to talk about it together.
02. When I was young, I [naively] believed that my parents were right about everything.
03. He was a [naive] young student who thought that if you were nice to everyone, they would always be nice to you.
04. He [naively] believed his wife would be happy he got a promotion, even though it meant they would have to move to Little Rock.
05. He thought it was better to be [naive] and too trusting of people than to always be suspicious.
06. The belief that violence can bring about peace is very [naive] and misguided.
07. Prejudice is based on a very simplistic, [naive] belief that certain negative characteristics will be shared by a group simply due to the fact that they are of the same race or sex or whatever.
08. Larry thinks that anyone who opposes the war is simply a [naive] idealist.
09. Don't be [naive] enough to believe everything you read on the Internet.
10. She is inexperienced and therefore somewhat [naive] in her understanding of politics.
11. The President seems to believe that to question the fundamental morality of this war is not only insufficiently patriotic, but dangerously [naive].
12. Those people who occupy the positions of greatest power in our society have gotten where they are by being ready to do whatever is necessary in order to succeed. To suggest otherwise is to be [naive].
13. His [naivety] gets him in trouble sometimes with people who are quite happy to take advantage of him.
14. Jimmy Carter once noted that it would be [naive] to think that peace and justice can be achieved easily.
15. Thomas Szasz once stated that the stupid neither forgive nor forget; the [naive] forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
16. E. Y. Harburg once wrote, "The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve, he made 'em both a little bit [naive]."
17. The experiment was done using [naive] mice.
18. The painting, with its simple lines and bold colors, is typical of the works of the [naive] artists.
19. She is well known for her oil and acrylic paintings in a [naive] style.

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