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


adj, n
a less common word for naive


or na•ïf


1. a naive or inexperienced person.
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


or naïve
also naif or naïf

2. Easily imposed on or tricked:
A guileless, unsophisticated person:
References in classic literature ?
Il est tres gentil et naif," she said again with the same smile.
Pepys, who ultimately became Secretary to the Admiralty, and was a hard-working and very able naval official, was also astonishingly naif and vain.
That is the great thing--to be free, to be frank, to be naif.
cried Newman, in a tone absolutely naif from its pleading and caressing cadence.
In fact, Naif was able to win his first award on the same track.
Comments attributed to Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matthew Canavan: "The Federal Government established NAIF to help build infrastructure that will create jobs and grow the economy across Northern Australia.
Dubai: Dubai Police found a barefoot child lost in the Naif area and reunited him with his parents after two hours.
The Circular Bus Route will start from the Union Metro Station, pass through Naif Park, Naif Junction 1, Burj Nahar Junction 1, and Al Nakhal bus stop before heading back to the Union Metro Station.
JEDDAH: A Saudi royal decree was issued Wednesday morning appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif as interior minister after Prince Mohammed bin Naif was relieved of his role as the interior minister.
Dubai: Different sections of Naif Road, one of the most congested streets in the city and part of Deira commercial district, will be closed over the next four weeks for maintenance, the Roads and Transport Authority has announced.
GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN The late Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz RIYADH: As part of a plan to recognize efforts that help boost peace and security in the Arab world, the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior has launched the "Prince Naif Award for Arab Security" in memory of the late Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, a pioneer of joint Arab security.