Naissant

Nais`sant"

(?), a. [F., p. pr. of natre to be born, L. nasci.] (Her.) Same as Jessant.
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na*ive"

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na*ve"

(n*v"), a. [F. naf, fem. nave, fr. L. nativus innate, natural, native. See Native, and cf. Naf.] 1. Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, nave manners; a nave person; nave and unsophisticated remarks.
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2. Having a lack of knowledge, judgment, or experience; especially, lacking sophistication in judging the motives of others; credulous; as, a naive belief in the honesty of politicians.
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