Naive Synonyms and Antonyms

nī-ēf', nä-

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Synonyms for Naive

Not experienced or worldly; naive.
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Tending to believe too readily; easily convinced
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Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.
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Being such by natural inclination rather than conscious effort or study:
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Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
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Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
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Without guile; candid; frank
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Not jaded.
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(--- Now Rare) Not adulterated; genuine or pure
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A person regarded as being foolishly or blindly optimistic.
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That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.
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Lacking knowledge (in a particular area or matter)
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Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
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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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Not experienced; lacking knowledge or experience; green.
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Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
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Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
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Inexperienced in something.
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Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie:
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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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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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Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
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Not smooth and shiny:
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(Obs.) Uninjured; whole
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Not feigned; genuine.
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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 dried or aged:
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Uncultured; ignorant
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Not changed, affected, or influenced
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Capable of being duped.
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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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Having the appearance, characteristics, or actions attributed to country people
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Unburnt (of a brick)
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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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A naive, innocent girl or young woman.
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Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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The quality or state of being naive; simplicity; artlessness
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Not instructed; ignorant.
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Proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint
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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 rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
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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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(Physics) Of or relating to an open system.
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Straightforward; direct; frank
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Romantic means to having an idealized view of the world.
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Easy, simple, without difficulty
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Not involving medical complications.
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The condition of being ingenuous
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Straightforward or frank; candid:
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Not gotten by study or conscious effort
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Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
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Having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province
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Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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The quality of readily believing information, truthful or otherwise, usually to an absurd extent.
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Lack of sense; foolishness
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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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Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
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Without guile or concealment; open; frank; candid; specif., open to observation, public scrutiny, etc.
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Antonyms for Naive

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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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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Words Related to Naive

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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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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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
Find another word for naive. In this page you can discover 100 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for naive, like: childish, innocent, credulous, untrained, instinctive, simple, aboveboard, jejune, experienced, guileless and unjaded.