HyperDic: naive

English > 5 senses of the word naive:
ADJECTIVEallnaive, naifmarked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly / worldly experience
allnaive, primitiveof or created by one without formal training
allnaiveinexperienced
allnaive, uninstructed, unenlightenedlacking information or instruction
allnaive, uninitiate, uninitiatednot initiated
naive > pronunciation
Soundsnay.iy'v
Rhymesachieve ... weave: 34 rhymes with iyv...
English > naive: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly / worldly experience.
Examples
  • "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"
  • "the naive assumption that things can only get better"
  • "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
Synonymnaif
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
Nounsnaivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness
Adverbsnaivelyin a naive manner
English > naive: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style.
Synonymprimitive
Categoryfine arts, beaux artsThe study and creation of visual works of art
Broaderuntrainednot disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training
English > naive: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaninginexperienced.
Broaderunconditioned, innate, unlearnednot established by conditioning or learning
Spanishingenuo
Catalaningenu
Nounsnaivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness
English > naive: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaninglacking information or instruction.
Synonymsuninstructed, unenlightened
Broaderuninformednot informed
Spanishmaleducado
Nounsnaivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness
English > naive: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot initiated; deficient in relevant experience.
Example "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject"
Synonymsuninitiate, uninitiated
Broaderinexperienced, inexperientlacking practical experience or training
Nounsnaivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness

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