Definitions for: Naif


[adj] marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"



Webster (1913) Definition: Na"["i]f` (?; formerly ?), a. [F. na["i]f. See
Na["i]ve.]
1. Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied
by jewelers to a precious stone.

2. Na["i]ve; as, a na["i]f remark. --London Spectator.

Synonyms: childlike, credulous, dewy-eyed, fleeceable, green, gullible, ignorant, inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, naive, simple, simple-minded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed

Antonyms: sophisticated

See Also: uninformed

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