Another word for naive
naive simple ingenuous unsophisticated natural unaffected guileless artlessSearch Thesaurus
These adjectives mean free from guile, cunning, or sham. Naive sometimes connotes a credulity that impedes effective functioning in a practical world: “this naive simple creature, with his straightforward and friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances” (Arnold Bennett). Simple stresses absence of complexity, artifice, pretentiousness, or dissimulation: “Those of highest worth and breeding are most simple in manner and attire” (Francis Parkman). “Among simple people she had the reputation of being a prodigy of information” (Harriet Beecher Stowe). Ingenuous denotes childlike directness, simplicity, and innocence; it connotes an inability to mask one's feelings: an ingenuous admission of responsibility. Unsophisticated indicates absence of worldliness: the astonishment of unsophisticated tourists at the tall buildings. Natural stresses spontaneity that is the result of freedom from self-consciousness or inhibitions: “When Kavanagh was present, Alice was happy, but embarrassed; Cecelia, joyous and natural” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). Unaffected implies sincerity and lack of affectation: “With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works” (Jane Austen). Guileless signifies absence of insidious or treacherous cunning: a guileless, disarming look. Artless stresses absence of plan or purpose and suggests unconcern for or lack of awareness of the reaction produced in others: a child of artless grace and simple goodness.
Another word for naiveor naÃ¯ve also naif or naÃ¯f adjective
Free from guile, cunning, or deceit:artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, natural, simple, unaffected, unsophisticated, unstudied, unworldly. See honest
Easily imposed on or tricked:credulous, dupable, easy, exploitable, gullible, susceptible. See wise
A guileless, unsophisticated person:babe, child, ingÃ©nue, innocent. Idiom: babe in the woods. See knowledge