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na·ifor na·ïf (nī-ēf′, nä-)
adj. & n.
Variants of naive.
a less common word for naive
1. a naive or inexperienced person.adj.
[1590–1600; < Middle French; masculine of naive]
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|Noun||1.||naif - a naive or inexperienced person|
|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
also naif or naïf
1. Free from guile, cunning, or deceit: