Definition of Naive in English :

Define Naive in English

Naive meaning in English

Meaning of Naive in English

Pronunciation of Naive in English

Naive pronunciation in English

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1. naif, naive

marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

Example Sentences:
'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'

2. naive, primitive

of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style

Example Sentences:
'primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking'

3. naive


4. naive, unenlightened, uninstructed

lacking information or instruction

Example Sentences:
'lamentably unenlightened as to the laws'

5. naive, uninitiate, uninitiated

not initiated; deficient in relevant experience

Example Sentences:
'it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes'
'he took part in the experiment as a naive subject'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of naive
having or expressing innocence and credulity; ingenuous
(as collective noun; preceded by the)
only the naive believed him
artless or unsophisticated
lacking developed powers of analysis, reasoning, or criticism
a naive argument
4.  another word for primitive (sense 5)
5. rare
a person who is naive, esp in artistic style
primitive (sense 10)

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see synonyms of naive
unaffectedly, or sometimes foolishly, simple; childlike; artless
not suspicious; credulous

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of naive
1. Lacking worldly experience and understanding, especially:
a. Simple and guileless; artless: a child with a naive charm.
b. Unsuspecting or credulous: naive victims of the scam.
2. Showing or characterized by a lack of sophistication and critical judgment: "this extravagance of metaphors, with its naive bombast" (H.L. Mencken).
3. Not having experienced or been subjected to something, as:
a. Not previously subjected to experiments: testing naive mice.
b. Not having previously taken or received a particular drug: patients naive to antipsychotic medication.
One who is artless, credulous, or uncritical.

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