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Adjective: naive (naiver,naivest)  nI'eev or naa'eev
  1. Marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life";
    - naif, naïve, naïf
     
  2. (fine arts) of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    "naive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colourful and striking";
    - primitive, naïve
     
  3. Inexperienced
    - naïve
     
  4. Lacking information or instruction
    "lamentably naive as to the laws";
    - uninstructed, unenlightened, naïve
     
  5. Not initiated; deficient in relevant experience
    "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject";
    - uninitiate, uninitiated, naïve

Derived forms: naivest, naiver

See also: childlike, credulous, dewy-eyed, fleeceable, green, gullible, inexperienced, inexperient [non-standard], ingenuous, innate, innocent, jackleg [US], round-eyed, simple, simple-minded, simplistic, unconditioned, uninformed, unlearned, unsophisticated, untrained, unworldly, wet behind the ears, wide-eyed

Antonym: sophisticated

Encyclopedia: Naive, Super