Synonyms for naive
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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.
aboveboard, artless, candid, fair, frank, guileless, honest, impartial, ingenuous, innocent, open, simple, sincere, straightforward, transparent, truthful, unbiased, unprejudiced, unreserved, unsophisticated
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 WordNet2.8 / 4 votes
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"
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"
uninstructed, unenlightened, naiveadjective
lacking information or instruction
"lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
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"
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Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.
At the time I was so young and naive it never occurred to me that it might -- they might never be able to make it back.
I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.
I'm able to laugh now, because I've gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy to heal over the years, my music's been wonderful for me. But I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself. To be fair, I was about 19, so ... I went to Catholic school and all this crazy stuff happened, and I was going, 'Oh, is this just the way adults are?' I was very naive.
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions in Washington, on Capitol Hill. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) After Croziersletter became public, Navy Secretary Thomas Modly then flew to the ship, at port in Guam, and delivered a speech to the crew in which Navy Secretary Thomas Modly lambasted Brett Crozier, saying Navy Secretary Thomas Modly was either too naive or too stupid to be in charge of an aircraft carrier -- or perhaps leaked the letter intentionally. Modly charged that Brett Crozier had allowed details of the ships operational security to become public, either recklessly or intentionally. If Brett Crozier [ Crozier ] didnt think, in my opinion, that this information [ the letter ] wasnt going to get out into the public, in this day and information age that we live in, then Brett Crozier was either A, too naive or too stupid to be a commanding officer of a ship like this, the alternative is that he did this on purpose.
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- naïfCatalan, Valencian
- enfoldig, naivDanish
- unbefangen, naivGerman
- αφελής, ναΐφGreek
- cándido, ingenuo, naifSpanish
- ببو, خام, ساده لوحPersian
- naïf, naïveFrench
- soineanntaScottish Gaelic
- תָּמִים, נָאִיבִיHebrew
- միամիտ, պարզամիտArmenian
- あどけない, 無邪気Japanese
- 우직한, 박직한, 순진한Korean
- simplex, credulusLatin
- naivLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- naiv, godtroendeNorwegian
- naivan, наиванSerbo-Croatian
- blåögd, naiv, oskyldigSwedish
- ngây thơVietnamese
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