Definitions for: Naive

[adj] lacking sophistication
[adj] lacking experience of life; "a callow youth of seventeen"
[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]ve`, a. [F. na["i]f, fem. na["i]ve, fr. L.
nativus innate, natural, native. See Native, and cf.
Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless;
frank; as, na["i]ve manners; a na["i]ve person; na["i]ve and
unsophisticated remarks.

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

Antonyms: sophisticated

See Also: uninformed

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