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naive

Untutored in the perversities of some particular program or system; one who still tries to do things in an intuitive way, rather than the right way (in really good designs these coincide, but most designs aren't "really good" in the appropriate sense). This trait is completely unrelated to general maturity or competence or even competence at any other specific program. It is a sad commentary on the primitive state of computing that the natural opposite of this term is often claimed to be "experienced user" but is really more like "cynical user".
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And it was possibly naivety that cost us after we scored.
We showed some naivety and have to learn how to respond after conceding.
They will always give you a chance and still suffer from a bit of naivety.
We've lost between 15 and 20 points over the course of the season as a result of naivety.
GORDON STRACHAN admitted that defensive naivety cost his side two points against promotion favourites Newcastle United at the Riverside on Saturday.
Naivety "For some reason we tried to attack even more, and when you are playing a team of Chelsea's quality they will score more goals, so I'm bitterly disappointed in the players for their lack of understanding of the situation.
Michael Hope, Walworth Naivety of the BHA A few years ago, it appeared the BHA was trying to clamp down on non-runners declared for spurious reasons.
Naivety comes to mind, Mr Povey for his poor judgement in not engaging his neighbours earlier in the planning process and those living in the vicinity of the County Ground for not researching the area where they were proposing to live.
He dicussed how he chose to contrive disorder when creating homes appropriate to the individuality of human nature, which when seen beyond the apparent naivety of his architectural models had produced many successful and popular examples of reused and remodelled obsolete housing blocks.
Our recent experience, however, highlights how the public's trend to believe, often with great naivety, in natural remedies, can be abused.
Is it naivety or common sense that puts us in this position?
We live in a world of naivety where the cops are supposed to be perfect, while we give the perfect rights to the criminal.