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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:
Translations
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. Doesn't Matthew Arnold say that somewhere--or is it Swinburne, or Pater?
"Oh, don't say that!" cried Newman, in a tone absolutely naif from its pleading and caressing cadence.
Anybody with plans to visit Naif district in Deira must have faced fear at the thought of finding parking in the tightly packed rows of Dubai's most densely populated commercial and residential district.
I am very pleased that Kate George and Belinda Murphy will bring their experience and expertise to the NAIF board, Minister Canavan said.
"The NAIF will invest in a new gas pipeline, a new power plant and road upgrades that will provide wider benefits to the Pilbara," Price said.
Real estate development company NOREBA, Morocco and Naif Alrajhi Investment have signed a partnership agreement that aims to develop projects worth over a billion Moroccan dirhams ($106.1 million).
In fact, Naif was able to win his first award on the same track.
Dubai: Dubai Police found a barefoot child lost in the Naif area and reunited him with his parents after two hours.
Including this latest project, more than $296 million has been offered in NAIF financing to help launch these projects, creating jobs and prosperity for the local regions and our national economy.
Eastern Region Governor's statement on Prince Naif Award in Madinah tomorrow Madinah, Rabi'I 24, 1439, December 12, 2017, SPA -- Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Region, President of Supreme Commission for Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud International Award for Prophetic Sunnah and Contemporary Islamic Studies has confirmed that since its inception; the Award has achieved its supreme goals underlining the care and attention paid by Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz to the sources of Shari'a including the Holy Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah.