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Synonyms for naïve
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. naive, naif(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    naive, uninitiate, uninitiated, primitive, unenlightened, naif, uninstructed

    Antonyms:
    svelte, experient, worldly-wise, well-informed, experienced, intelligent, polished, blase, worldly, refined, conditioned, trained, learned, informed, sophisticated, urbane

  2. primitive, naive(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rude, uninstructed, uninitiate, unenlightened, naive, primitive, archaic, uninitiated, crude, naif

    Antonyms:
    polished, svelte, well-informed, worldly-wise, urbane, intelligent, blase, experient, experienced, informed, learned, worldly, sophisticated, trained, conditioned, refined

  3. naive(adj)

    inexperienced

    Synonyms:
    uninitiate, uninitiated, primitive, unenlightened, naif, uninstructed

    Antonyms:
    urbane, polished, informed, refined, sophisticated, worldly, intelligent, blase, learned, svelte, conditioned, trained, experienced, well-informed, experient, worldly-wise

  4. uninstructed, unenlightened, naive(adj)

    lacking information or instruction

    "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"

    Synonyms:
    naive, uninitiated, primitive, unenlightened, naif, uninitiate, uninstructed

    Antonyms:
    experient, sophisticated, intelligent, refined, learned, urbane, worldly-wise, svelte, blase, worldly, informed, conditioned, experienced, well-informed, polished, trained

  5. uninitiate, uninitiated, naive(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    naive, uninitiated, primitive, unenlightened, naif, uninitiate, uninstructed

    Antonyms:
    blase, experienced, conditioned, svelte, sophisticated, learned, worldly, worldly-wise, informed, well-informed, polished, trained, experient, intelligent, refined, urbane

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. naive

    A candid statement is meant to be true to the real facts and just to all parties; a fair statement is really so. Fair is applied to the conduct; candid is not; as, fair treatment, "a fair field, and no favor." One who is frank has a fearless and unconstrained truthfulness. Honest and ingenuous unite in expressing contempt for deceit. On the other hand, artless, guileless, naive, simple, and unsophisticated express the goodness which comes from want of the knowledge or thought of evil. As truth is not always agreeable or timely, candid and frank have often an objectionable sense; "to be candid with you," "to be perfectly frank," are regarded as sure preludes to something disagreeable. Open and unreserved may imply unstudied truthfulness or defiant recklessness; as, open admiration, open robbery. There may be transparent integrity or transparent fraud. Sincere applies to the feelings, as being all that one's words would imply.

    Synonyms:
    aboveboard, artless, candid, fair, frank, guileless, honest, impartial, ingenuous, innocent, open, simple, sincere, straightforward, transparent, truthful, unbiased, unprejudiced, unreserved, unsophisticated

    Antonyms:
    adroit, artful, crafty, cunning, deceitful, designing, diplomatic, foxy, insincere, intriguing, knowing, maneuvering, sharp, shrewd, sly, subtle, tricky, wily

    Preposition:
    Candid in debate; candid to or toward opponents; candid with friend or foe; to be candid about or in regard to the matter.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. naïve(a)

    Synonyms:
    artless, innocent, ingenuous, frank

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "naive":

    naive, gullible, ingenuous, naivety, simple-minded, simplistic, childish, unsuspecting

How to pronounce naïve?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say naïve in sign language?

  1. nave

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How to use naïve in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    I believe that we have to end the divisive partisan politics that is ripping this country apart, and I think we can, it's mean-spirited, it's petty, and it's gone on for much too long. I don't believe, like some do, that it's naive to talk to Republicans. I don't think we should look at Republicans as our enemies. They are our opposition. They're not our enemies.

  2. Manhattan Preet Bharara:

    The court essentially changed the law, we think that's naive.

  3. Mike Huckabee:

    This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.

  4. John Boehner:

    It would be naïve to suggest the Iranian regime will not continue to use its nuclear program, and any economic relief, to further destabilize the region.

  5. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    Because to allow this to linger, to put this off, to think that somehow this is going to go away is naive at best. i believe that sometimes friends will disagree -- or, I wouldn't say Russia's our friend, but I would say interested parties can disagree.


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