Naive synonyms

nī-ēf', nä-
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Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
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Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.
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Not experienced or worldly; naive.
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Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
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Without guile; candid; frank
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Being such by natural inclination rather than conscious effort or study:
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Tending to believe too readily; easily convinced
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Not jaded.
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Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
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Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.
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Inexperienced in something.
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Lacking knowledge (in a particular area or matter)
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Not instructed; ignorant.
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Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie:
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Proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint
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(Physics) Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.
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The definition of simple-minded is someone who is unsophisticated, foolish or mentally impaired.
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Not suspicious; trusting.
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The definition of harmless is not hurting or offending anyone or anything.
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Having a tendency to confide; trusting.
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Belonging or suitable to a child
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That trusts; trustful
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The definition of fresh is something recently harvested, recently produced or newly made.
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Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
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Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
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Not smooth and shiny:
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The definition of primitive is something lacking in sophistication, or not advanced, or bare-bones condition or instincts that resemble animal-instincts and don't require thought.
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(Obs.) Uninjured; whole
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Not feigned; genuine.
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(Physics) Of or relating to an open system.
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Romantic means to having an idealized view of the world.
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The definition of fanciful is something that is imaginary in a fun way, or is something designed to be for decoration, rather than practical.
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Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
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Easy, simple, without difficulty
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Not dried or aged:
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Not fit for an adult; immature; silly
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The definition of frank is a person who is honest and direct.
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The condition of being ingenuous
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The definition of experienced is a person with training, knowledge or who has participated in something.
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The definition of sophisticated is someone that is intelligently worldly and smart or advanced processes or technology.
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Straightforward or frank; candid:
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Not changed, affected, or influenced
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(--- Now Rare) Not adulterated; genuine or pure
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Capable of being duped.
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Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
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The definition of a babe is an infant or young child, or someone who is innocent and has very little life experience, or it is a term of endearment which is similar to the word "sweetheart."
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(Computing) A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object.
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Sincere; frank:
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Provided with information; informed. Often used with to :
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Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study:
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Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
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Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
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Straightforward; direct; frank
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Without guile or concealment; open; frank; candid; specif., open to observation, public scrutiny, etc.
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Not involving medical complications.
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Uncultured; ignorant
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Not gotten by study or conscious effort
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Having the appearance, characteristics, or actions attributed to country people
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Unburnt (of a brick)
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Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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The state or quality of being innocent; naivete
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A willingness to believe in someone or something in the absence of reasonable proof; credulousness.
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The quality of readily believing information, truthful or otherwise, usually to an absurd extent.
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A naive, innocent girl or young woman.
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The quality or state of being naive; simplicity; artlessness
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A person regarded as being foolishly or blindly optimistic.
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Lack of sense; foolishness
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Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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Having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province
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Done with, using, or showing much art or skill
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Cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something; having reservations or concerns.
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Doubting the fundamental doctrines of religion
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Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:
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A guileless, unsophisticated person
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not initiated; deficient in relevant experience
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Not having been initiated.
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Synonym Study

  • Unsophisticated , like naive , implies a lack of worldly wisdom but connotes that this is the result merely of a lack of experience simple, unsophisticated tastes
  • Artless suggests a lack of artificiality or guile that derives from indifference to the effect one has upon others artless beauty
  • Ingenuous implies a frankness or straightforwardness that suggests the simplicity of a child her ingenuous confession of her real motives
  • Naive implies a genuine, innocent simplicity or lack of artificiality, but sometimes connotes an almost foolish lack of worldly wisdom his naive belief in the kindness of others
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