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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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#34527unsuspecting
#52369gullible
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#69465unreserved
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#166083guileless
#176297unprejudiced
#288760uninstructed
#324207aboveboard

How to use naive in a sentence?

  1. Beth Robotham:

    Stigma definitely still exists, legislation is supposed to protect people from that kind of discrimination and employers are trying much, much harder but it would be naïve of me to say that that wasn't an issue any more.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Stubbornness is the acceleration of the quantum field of success. 2. Nazism, racism, chauvinism, fascism - these are all self-doubt. The superior race is in the highest spiritual dimension and they are confident in themselves, and there is no such complex in absolute equality. 3. For people, ageism of cultures, religions in history and science, the filling of pride in ethnography, is so important, while all cultures and religions are different philosophical ways of educating the soul, those who have received their sight are out of time under the name of endless love. Everyone sleeps in the cradle of infantilism, in the matrix of vanity, those who have seen their sight feel how they woke up and love everything and everyone with endless love. 4. Real feminism in a women's prison. 5. Vulgar and naive men buy a kept woman (Goldiger) at a pet store. 6. A woman is a hormonal werewolf, transformation takes place once a month. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    No one is naive, france, since the beginning of this crisis, has never made excessive statements on the subject, but in the same way I do not believe that this crisis can be resolved by a few hours of discussion.

  4. Madeline Bernstein:

    You wouldn't immediately jump over the counter and scream, 'Liar,' to think that we would just not look into it is a bit naive.

  5. Douglas Adams:

    He attacked everything in life with a mix of extrordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.


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