naïvest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

naïve +‎ -est

Adjective[edit]

naïvest

  1. superlative form of naïve: most naïve
    • 1917, Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Chapter IV., page #31:
      He spoke of me all the time, in the blandest way, as “this prodigious giant,” and “this horrible sky‐towering monster,” and “this tusked and taloned man‐devouring ogre,” and everybody took in all this bosh in the naïvest way, and never smiled or seemed to notice that there was any discrepancy between these watered statistics and me.