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Synonyms for naive
nɑˈivnaive

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. naive, naifadjective

    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:
    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, naiveadjective

    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, 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. naiveadjective

    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, naiveadjective

    lacking information or instruction

    "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"

    Synonyms:
    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, naiveadjective

    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:
    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

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  1. naïveadjective

    Synonyms:
    artless, innocent, ingenuous, frank

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How to use naive in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    From the time they were born, including my children, they have been in the public eye. It's not a bad place but not an overwhelmingly comfortable place to be. Everything that happens is public knowledge. You get to celebrate publicly and you have to share your grief publicly. And so they're not naïve, the first hurdle for me was deciding whether or not I am comfortable taking the family through what would be a very, very difficult campaign.

  2. James Jeffrey:

    This limits Erdogan's ability to try to cut deals of any sort on the Kurds, he doesn't want to see the Kurds expand their territory. He doesn't want the US to be a permanent supporter of the Kurds and thinks the Americans are naive to work with them.

  3. Silvia Neid:

    We fought, we worked very well and had chances but if you don’t score you aren’t going to win. The penalty was justified, we were very naive. It is sad but it is reality but England won and deserved to win.

  4. Joe Hollar:

    I am really naive because I did not know it was so complicated.

  5. Anthony Carrigan:

    There's probably a seven-year-old's part of Anthony Carrigan that's so innocent, naive and really means well and just wants to have friends and be liked, i really kind of let that part of Anthony Carrigan just live.

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