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Meaning of word naive from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

naive   adjective

Meaning : Marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : naif

Having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire.

Sophisticated young socialites.
A sophisticated audience.
A sophisticated lifestyle.
A sophisticated book.

Meaning : Of or created by one without formal training. Simple or naive in style.

Example : Primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking.

Synonyms : primitive

Meaning : Inexperienced.

Meaning : Lacking information or instruction.

Example : Lamentably unenlightened as to the laws.

Synonyms : unenlightened, uninstructed

Meaning : Not initiated. Deficient in relevant experience.

Example : It seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes.
He took part in the experiment as a naive subject.

Synonyms : uninitiate, uninitiated