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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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Ricketts said: "There was a bit of naivety by us and we let the home side off the hook.
"There is no more eloquent testimony to the Government's utter naivety about trade, that at a time when the world is descending into trade war, they put more faith in the Wild West warmonger in Washington and the bully of Beijing than they do in our established friends and trade partners in Europe."
"I say naivety because the idea that the police would return the tablets back to the person he got them from is incredulous.
Loss of naivety to angling at different rates in fished and unfished populations of largemouth bass.
"In this case, the character said that she did not understand the meaning of her comment, which served to illustrate her naivety.
Sheridan said: "The difference was the naivety of some of our play at times, just giving the ball away when we had good position and making ourselves vulnerable.
"His naivety embarrassed those around him and severely damaged England's chances of reaching the quarter-finals.
Bradford City as he tries to cure the "alarming naivety" that cost the Sky Blues a 3-2 defeat against Port Vale.
A mix of tough cynicism and hopelessly romantic naivety, they are brilliantly realised.
FORMER Darlington keeper David Stockdale believes both nerves and naivety cost Fulham dear in the 2-2 draw against Hull, which left Felix Magath's side in the Premier League relegation zone with just two games remaining.
KEEPER David Stockdale believes nerves and naivety cost Fulham dear in the 2-2 draw against Hull which left Felix Magath's side in the Premier League drop zone with just two games to go.