Pronunciation of Naive
/na͡ɪˈiːv/, /naɪˈiːv/, /n_aɪ_ˈiː_v/
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Other synonyms and related words:
impartial, green, archaic, dewy-eyed, crude, credulous, armchair, Dupable, innocence, unwary, unpretentious, childish, girlish, babe, unworldly, unqualified, kiddish, dry, naif, uncultivated, fleeceable, untutored, impressionable, truthful, obvious, rough-and-ready, careless, child, simplistic, exploitable, simple-minded, young, juvenile, fledgling, unguarded, untrained, immature, uninformed, unreserved, gullible, raw, uninstructed, gullibility, infantile, unschooled, unpretending, uninitiated, easy, harmless, aboveboard, untried, real, transparent, guileless, Deluded, unstudied, unskilled, unsuspecting, lay, unprejudiced, credulity, primitive, ignorant, simple, rough-hewn, susceptible, wide-eyed, puerile, illiterate, Sophomoric, true, unenlightened, uneducated, rude, scholar, inexperienced, uninitiate, unbiased.
honest, overt, sincere, Plain-spoken, undeceitful, blunt, undeceptive, direct, unrestrained, ingenuous, plain, careless, broad, Unartful, trusting, undisguised, downright, uncalculating, undeceiving, outgoing, unaffected, natural, un-artificial, Unbeguiling, genuine, callow, frank, unsophisticated, straightforward, open, candid, unpretentious, artless.
childlike, trusting (adjective)
harmless, aboveboard, open, unschooled, ingenuous, unpretentious, simple-minded, ignorant, wide-eyed, gullible, artless, guileless, natural, unworldly, credulous, simple, callow, unaffected, frank, innocent, green, plain, unsuspecting, sincere, innocuous, unsophisticated, candid.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
gullible, fleeceable, dewy-eyed, naif, innocent, artless, callow, simple, ingenuous, ignorant, simple-minded, credulous, inexperienced, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed, childlike, green, immature.
Usage examples for naive:
- This gentle Frenchwoman had a gift for psychological observation, and though her style is neither poetic nor philosophical, I may be pardoned for quoting at some length her naive and lucid revelations. - "The Psychology of Beauty", Ethel D. Puffer.
- Other people like you and me can do that sort of thing; but he-, and Caroline Darrah raised her eyes full of naive questioning. - "Andrew the Glad", Maria Thompson Daviess.
- I have adopted the expressions " sentimental" and " naive" from Schiller's well- known essay upon " sentimental and naive poetry." - "On Conducting (Ueber das Dirigiren): A Treatise on Style in the Execution of Classical Music", Richard Wagner (translated by Edward Dannreuther).