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1. naive

adjective. ['ˌnaɪˈiːv'] marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience.

Synonyms

  • childlike
  • simple
  • fleeceable
  • round-eyed
  • green
  • gullible
  • innocent
  • dewy-eyed
  • ingenuous
  • uninformed
  • credulous
  • unsophisticated
  • naif
  • wide-eyed
  • unworldly

Antonyms

  • incredulous
  • sophisticated
  • informed
  • ripe

Etymology

  • naïve (French)
  • nativus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word naive


1. Adjective
“To be naive sometimes takes you a long way,” says Slinning.

Quotes containing the word naive


1. With me, what you see is what you get. Yes, call me naive, but I love life. I am happy, and for that, I make no apologies. I do like to see the best in people, and when someone is nice to my face, I tend to believe them.
- Joyce Giraud

2. Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all - the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence.
- Reince Priebus

3. With me, what you see is what you get. Yes, call me naive, but I love life. I am happy, and for that, I make no apologies. I do like to see the best in people, and when someone is nice to my face, I tend to believe them.
- Joyce Giraud

2. naive

adjective. ['ˌnaɪˈiːv'] lacking information or instruction.

Synonyms

  • uninstructed
  • uninformed

Antonyms

  • complex
  • difficult
  • simplicity

Etymology

  • naïve (French)
  • nativus (Latin)

3. naive

adjective. ['ˌnaɪˈiːv'] not initiated; deficient in relevant experience.

Synonyms

  • uninitiated
  • inexperient
  • uninitiate

Antonyms

  • precocious
  • old
  • compound
  • rough

Etymology

  • naïve (French)
  • nativus (Latin)

4. naive

adjective. ['ˌnaɪˈiːv'] of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style.

Synonyms

  • primitive

Antonyms

  • rural area
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • naïve (French)
  • nativus (Latin)

5. naive

adjective. ['ˌnaɪˈiːv'] inexperienced.

Synonyms

  • unlearned
  • innate

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • eyeless
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • naïve (French)
  • nativus (Latin)
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