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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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A BUILDING merchants manager "naively" accepted cheques for excessive amounts from a headteacher for goods supplied, returning the overpayments in cash, a court heard.
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev answered naively and the government protocol obviously failed to fulfill its responsibilities, say political analysts commenting on Zaev's being tricked by two Russian pranksters.
Hannah Matheson reported the syringe found in a lane off Naples Road, in Wallasey, a week ago, adding that she had "naively" expected it to be cleared the next day.
I naively assumed that a 90-minute spa Chocolate Experience would involve a dark room, relaxing plinky-plonky music, some green tea and cake stand upon cake stand of luxury choccy goodies.
"20 years ago we held hands and walked naively down that aisle," Smith wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph from their wedding ceremony.
I also thought - naively - that loyal colleagues would circle the wagons around the PM until she got her act together.
I had, maybe naively, assumed the childish shenanigans between some bookmakers and some courses had been resolved months previously.
The Affordable Care Act, a sweeping law full of crushing regulations and burdensome mandates, has accomplished exactly the opposite of what President Obama naively promised while shattering the confidence of millions Americans in the process, writes U.S.
When they arrive on college campuses that are more racially diverse than their neighborhoods, they either overtly express their aversion to Black people, stumble naively into insensitive encounters, or shun interactions of any sort with Black students.
Naively imperialistic perceptions led many to believe Africans were incapable of such achievements, an assumption that proved false when research showed indigenous technological advancements led to the intricate castings.
ONE does not need to have Dr Sigmund Freud working overtime in one's subconscious to realise why Angela Merkel has made her naively disastrous mistake.