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na·ive

or na·ïve  (nī-ēv′, nä-) also na·if or na·ïf (nī-ēf′, nä-)
adj.
1. Lacking worldly experience and understanding, especially:
a. Simple and guileless; artless: a child with a naive charm.
b. Unsuspecting or credulous: naive victims of the scam.
2. Showing or characterized by a lack of sophistication and critical judgment: "this extravagance of metaphors, with its naive bombast" (H.L. Mencken).
3. Not having experienced or been subjected to something, as:
a. Not previously subjected to experiments: testing naive mice.
b. Not having previously taken or received a particular drug: patients naive to antipsychotic medication.
n.
One who is artless, credulous, or uncritical.

[French naïve, feminine of naïf, from Old French naif, natural, native, from Latin nātīvus, native, rustic, from nātus, past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

na·ive′ly adv.
na·ive′ness n.
Synonyms: naive, simple, ingenuous, unsophisticated, natural, unaffected, guileless, artless
These adjectives mean free from guile, cunning, or sham. Naive sometimes connotes a credulity that impedes effective functioning in a practical world: "this naive simple creature, with his straightforward and friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances" (Arnold Bennett).
Simple stresses absence of complexity, artifice, pretentiousness, or dissimulation: "Those of highest worth and breeding are most simple in manner and attire" (Francis Parkman)."Among simple people she had the reputation of being a prodigy of information" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
Ingenuous denotes childlike directness, simplicity, and innocence; it connotes an inability to mask one's feelings: an ingenuous admission of responsibility. Unsophisticated indicates absence of worldliness: the astonishment of unsophisticated tourists at the tall buildings. Natural stresses spontaneity that is the result of freedom from self-consciousness or inhibitions: "When Kavanagh was present, Alice was happy, but embarrassed; Cecilia, joyous and natural" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
Unaffected implies sincerity and lack of affectation: "With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works" (Jane Austen).
Guileless signifies absence of insidious or treacherous cunning: a guileless, disarming look. Artless stresses absence of plan or purpose and suggests unconcern for or lack of awareness of the reaction produced in others: a child of artless grace and simple goodness.
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naive

(naɪˈiːv) or

naïve

;

naïf

adj
1.
a. having or expressing innocence and credulity; ingenuous
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): only the naive believed him.
2. artless or unsophisticated
3. lacking developed powers of analysis, reasoning, or criticism: a naive argument.
4. another word for primitive5
n
(Art Terms) rare a person who is naive, esp in artistic style. See primitive10
[C17: from French, feminine of naïf, from Old French naif native, spontaneous, from Latin nātīvus native, from nasci to be born]
naˈively, naˈïvely, naˈïfly adv
naˈiveness, naˈïveness, naˈïfness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

na•ive

or na•ïve

(nɑˈiv)

adj.
1. having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature; unsophisticated; ingenuous.
2. having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous.
3. marked by a simple style reflecting little or no formal training: naive painting.
4. not having previously been the subject of a scientific experiment, as an animal.
[1645–55; < French, feminine of naïf, Old French naif natural, instinctive < Latin nātīvus native]
na•ive′ly, adv.
na•ive′ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.naive - 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
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
2.naive - of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style; "primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking"
beaux arts, fine arts - the study and creation of visual works of art
untrained - not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training; "an untrained voice"; "untrained troops"; "young minds untrained in the habit of concentration"
3.naive - inexperienced
innate, unconditioned, unlearned - not established by conditioning or learning; "an unconditioned reflex"
4.naive - lacking information or instructionnaive - lacking information or instruction; "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
5.naive - not initiated; deficient in relevant experience; "it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes"; "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training
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naive

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naive

or naïve
also naif or naïf

adjective
2. Easily imposed on or tricked:
noun
A guileless, unsophisticated person:
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Translations
بَسيط وجاهِلسَاذَجٌساذِج
naivníprostoduchýprostý
naivenfoldig
naiivi
naivan
gyermeteg
barnalegur; einlægureinfaldur
うぶな
순진한
naiviainegudraujantis
aprobežotsnaivsvienkāršs
naiven
naiv
ไม่มีเล่ห์เหลี่ยม ไม่มีมารยา
saftoybasit ve hilesizbönnaiv
ngây thơ

naïve

naive [naɪˈiːv] ADJ
1. [person] → ingenuo; [argument] → simplista; [attitude, views] → ingenuo, cándido
2. (Art) → naif
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

naïve

naive [naɪˈiːv] adjnaïf/ïve
to be naïve of sb to do sth
It was naive of him to believe her → C'était naïf de sa part de la croire.
it's naive to think (that) ... → il est naïf de penser que ...
politically naive → politiquement naïf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

naïve

adj (+er)naiv (also Art); person, remark alsoeinfältig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

naïve

[naɪˈiːv] adjingenuo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

naïve,

naive

(naiˈiːv) adjective
1. simple and straightforward in one's way of thinking, speaking etc.
2. ignorantly simple.
naˈively adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

naive

سَاذَجٌ naivní naiv naiv αφελής ingenuo naiivi naïf naivan ingenuo うぶな 순진한 naïef naiv naiwny ingénuo, ingênuo наивный naiv ไม่มีเล่ห์เหลี่ยม ไม่มีมารยา saf ngây thơ 天真的
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

naive

a. ingenuo-a; cándido-a; inocente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012