naif

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na·if

or na·ïf  (nī-ēf′, nä-)
adj. & n.
Variants of naive.

naïf

(naɪˈiːf)
adj, n
a less common word for naive

na•if

or na•ïf

(nɑˈif)

n.
1. a naive or inexperienced person.
adj.
2. naive.
[1590–1600; < Middle French; masculine of naive]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naif - a naive or inexperienced person
inexperienced person, innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
Adj.1.naif - marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "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"
credulous - disposed to believe on little evidence; "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney

naive

or naïve
also naif or naïf

adjective
2. Easily imposed on or tricked:
noun
A guileless, unsophisticated person:
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