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Ignorant or inexperienced, specif. with regard to sex
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  1. Ignorant or inexperienced, specif. with regard to sex
  2. Lacking, deprived, or devoid of something:
  3. Without guile or cunning; artless; simple
Having few parts or features; not complicated or elaborate:
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  1. Having few parts or features; not complicated or elaborate:
  2. Without ostentation or affectation; natural
  3. (--- Biology) Having no divisions or branches; not compound:
Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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  1. Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.
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  1. Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.
Related genetically:
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  1. Related genetically:
  2. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature:
  3. Present in or produced by nature:
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  1. Inexperienced in something.
  2. Not educated or instructed; having little or no formal schooling.
  3. Not the result of training; natural:
Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge:
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  1. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge:
  2. Lacking knowledge (in a particular area or matter)
  3. Having little knowledge, education, or experience; uneducated; inexperienced
Not taught or instructed; uneducated; ignorant
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  1. Not taught or instructed; uneducated; ignorant
  2. Not acquired by instruction; natural.
  3. Acquired without being taught; natural
Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie:
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  1. Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie:
  2. Of or relating to the spiritual as opposed to the material.
  3. Having or showing little understanding of the ways of the world; naive or impractical:
Free from guile; honest but naïve.
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  1. Free from guile; honest but naïve.
  2. Without guile; candid; frank
Having no apparent external cause or influence; occurring or produced by its own energy, force, etc. or through internal causes; self-acting
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  1. Having no apparent external cause or influence; occurring or produced by its own energy, force, etc. or through internal causes; self-acting
  2. Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from forethought or prompting:
  3. Acting in accordance with or resulting from a natural feeling, impulse, or tendency, without any constraint, effort, or premeditation
Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct:
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  1. Of, relating to, or prompted by instinct:
  2. Arising from impulse or natural inclination; done without thought or conscious effort; spontaneous:
  3. Being such by natural inclination rather than conscious effort or study:
Acting or likely to act on impulse
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  1. Acting or likely to act on impulse
  2. Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
  3. (Physics) Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.
Stupid or silly; foolish.
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  1. Stupid or silly; foolish.
  2. Lacking subtlety or sophistication
  3. Lacking in subtlety or sophistication; artless or naive:
Having no adverse effect; harmless.
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  1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.
  2. Not controversial, offensive, or stimulating; dull and uninspiring
  3. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
Not suspicious; trusting.
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  1. Not suspicious; trusting.
  2. Of or pertaining to lack of suspicion.
Not intended to harm or offend; inoffensive.
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  1. Not intended to harm or offend; inoffensive.
  2. Not giving rise to legal liability:
  3. Of or relating to an error in a trial that would not change the outcome and therefore does not call for a reversal of the case on appeal.
Having a tendency to confide; trusting.
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  1. Having a tendency to confide; trusting.
  2. Trustful or inclined to trust
  1. Innocent and trustful; credulous; artless
  2. Belonging or suitable to a child
  3. Like or characteristic of a child; innocent, trusting, etc.
Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
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  1. Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
Arising from or characterized by credulity.
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  1. Arising from or characterized by credulity.
  2. Resulting from or indicating credulity
  3. Tending to believe too readily; easily convinced
That trusts; trustful
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  1. That trusts; trustful
Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled:
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  1. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled:
  2. Not yet used or soiled; clean:
  3. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
Capable of or given to inventing or creating something new, or thinking or acting in an independent, individual, fresh way
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  1. Capable of or given to inventing or creating something new, or thinking or acting in an independent, individual, fresh way
  2. Preceding all others in time; first:
  3. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood:
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  1. Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood:
  2. Simple, plain, or artless
  3. Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
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  1. Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
  2. Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
  3. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior.
Not polished; not brought to a polish.
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  1. Not polished; not brought to a polish.
  2. Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
  3. Lacking good manners, culture, or refinement.
Of or created by an artist without formal training; simple or naive in style.
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  1. Of or created by an artist without formal training; simple or naive in style.
  2. Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
  3. Crude, simple, rough, uncivilized, etc.
Without deceit, pretense, or hypocrisy; truthful; straightforward; honest
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  1. Without deceit, pretense, or hypocrisy; truthful; straightforward; honest
  2. Being without hypocrisy or pretense; true:
  3. Being the same in actual character as in outward appearance; genuine; real
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  1. Not false or hypocritical
  2. Not feigned; genuine; real; sincere
  3. Not feigned; genuine.
Having constituent elements separated by a space in writing or printing:
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  1. Having constituent elements separated by a space in writing or printing:
  2. (Printing) Designating or of a style of type the letters of which are cast in outline so that the inside of letters shows white
  3. Produced by an unstopped string or hole or without the use of slides, valves, or keys:
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  1. Pure
  2. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward:
  3. Very honest or frank in what one says or writes
Straightforward; direct; frank
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  1. Straightforward; direct; frank
  2. Direct and without evasion; straightforward:
  3. Straightforward; not evasive; candid and direct
Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
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  1. Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
  2. Alternative form of above-board.
Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate. [from 18th c.]
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  1. Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate. [from 18th c.]
  2. (Chiefly historical) Of a work of literature, a writer etc.: being like or having the characteristics of a romance, or poetic tale of a mythic or quasi-historical time; fantastic. [from 17th c.]
  3. Full of or dominated by thoughts, feelings, and attitudes characteristic of or suitable for romance; passionate, adventurous, idealistic, etc.
Created in the fancy; imaginary; not real
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  1. Created in the fancy; imaginary; not real
  2. Imaginative or fantastic; unreal or imagined
  3. Showing fancy in construction or design; quaint; odd
Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
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  1. Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
  2. Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
  3. Simple, humble, not pretentious, plain.
So fine in texture or open in mesh that objects on the other side may be seen relatively clearly; sheer; gauzy; diaphanous
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  1. So fine in texture or open in mesh that objects on the other side may be seen relatively clearly; sheer; gauzy; diaphanous
  2. Easily understood; very clear
  3. Capable of transmitting light so that objects or images can be seen as if there were no intervening material.
Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved:
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  1. Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved:
  2. Not ambiguous or obscure; clear
  3. Easy, simple, without difficulty
Not involving medical complications.
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  1. Not involving medical complications.
  2. Not complex or involved; simple:
  3. Simple, not complicated, basic.
Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others:
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  1. Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others:
  2. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a green circle, indicating the easiest level of difficulty.
  3. Easily led or deceived; simple; naive
  1. Lacking art, knowledge, or skill; uncultured and ignorant.
  2. Free of artificiality; natural.
  3. Without artificiality; simple; natural
Free from guile; honest but naïve.
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  1. Free from guile; honest but naïve.
  2. Without guile; candid; frank
(Obs.) Of noble birth or nature
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  1. (Obs.) Of noble birth or nature
  2. Straightforward or frank; candid:
  3. Simple; artless; naive; without guile
Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless:
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  1. Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless:
  2. Lacking, deprived, or devoid of something:
  3. Without guile or cunning; artless; simple
Related genetically:
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  1. Related genetically:
  2. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature:
  3. Not altered, treated, or disguised:
Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
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  1. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  2. Lowly in condition or rank:
  3. Without ostentation or affectation; natural
Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
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  1. Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
  2. Not changed, modified, or affected.
  3. Without affectation; simple; sincere; natural
  1. Not sophisticated; lacking sophistication.
  2. Not complex, refined, developed, etc.
  3. Artless, simple, ingenuous, etc.
Not gained by study or instruction:
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  1. Not gained by study or instruction:
  2. Not gotten by study or conscious effort
  3. Spontaneous; natural; unaffected
Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie:
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  1. Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie:
  2. Having or showing little understanding of the ways of the world; naive or impractical:
  3. Of or relating to the spiritual as opposed to the material.
Arising from or characterized by credulity.
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  1. Arising from or characterized by credulity.
  2. Resulting from or indicating credulity
  3. Tending to believe too readily; easily convinced
Capable of being duped.
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Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
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  1. Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
  2. Affording comfort or relief; soothing:
  3. Not steep or abrupt; gradual:
  1. Easily fooled; credulous
  2. Able to be exploited, especially commercially
A baby; an infant.
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  1. A baby; an infant.
  2. (Slang) A young woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.
  3. An innocent or naive person.
Someone to whom a specified person is a parent.
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  1. Someone to whom a specified person is a parent.
  2. A member of a tribe; descendant:
  3. An individual regarded as strongly affected by another or by a specified time, place, or circumstance:
A very young child.
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  1. A very young child.
  2. A person knowing no evil or sin, such as a child
(Obs.) Of noble birth or nature
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  1. (Obs.) Of noble birth or nature
  2. Frank; open; candid
  3. Simple; artless; naive; without guile
Poorly made or done; crude.
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  1. Poorly made or done; crude.
  2. Free of artificiality; natural.
  3. Without artificiality; simple; natural
(--- Now Rare) Not adulterated; genuine or pure
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  1. (--- Now Rare) Not adulterated; genuine or pure
  2. Not complex, refined, developed, etc.
  3. Artless, simple, ingenuous, etc.
Not changed, modified, or affected.
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  1. Not changed, modified, or affected.
  2. Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
  3. Without affectation; simple; sincere; natural
Lacking sophistication.
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  1. Lacking sophistication.
  2. Resembling or having the characteristics of country life; rural.
  3. Having the appearance, characteristics, or actions attributed to country people
Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature:
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  1. Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature:
  2. Still lacking the feathers needed for flying; unfledged
Not mature; childish
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  1. Not mature; childish
  2. Lacking maturity; childish:
  3. Not interesting or satisfying; dull or empty
Of or like that of rural provinces; countrified; rustic
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  1. Of or like that of rural provinces; countrified; rustic
  2. Having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province
  3. Designating or of a style, esp. of 18th-cent. European furniture, that was characteristic of the provinces and was a simpler and plainer copy of the style characteristic of the capital and cultural centers
Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
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  1. Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
Easily affected emotionally; having a sensitive nature or feelings
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  1. Easily affected emotionally; having a sensitive nature or feelings
  2. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
  3. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:

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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