HyperDic: naif

English > 2 senses of the word naif:
ADJECTIVEallnaif, naivemarked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly / worldly experience
NOUNperson naifa naive or inexperienced person
English > naif: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly / worldly experience.
Synonymnaive
Narrowerchildlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed, simpleExhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
credulousshowing a lack of judgment or experience
fleeceable, green, gulliblenaive and easily deceived or tricked
innocent, ingenuouslacking in sophistication or worldliness
simple-mindedlacking subtlety and insight
unsophisticated, unworldlynot wise in the ways of the world
See alsocredulousdisposed to believe on little evidence
inexperienced, inexperientlacking practical experience or training
ingenuous, artlessCharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings
uninformednot informed
unworldlynot concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
OppositesophisticatedHaving or appealing to those having worldly / worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
Spanishcándido
Catalancàndid
English > naif: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA naive or inexperienced person.
Broaderinnocent, inexperienced personA person who lacks knowledge of evil
Spanishinocente, naif

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