Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun naif

1 sense of naif

Sense 1
naif -- (a naive or inexperienced person)
       => innocent, inexperienced person -- (a person who lacks knowledge of evil)

Antonyms of adj naif

1 sense of naif

Sense 1
naive (vs. sophisticated), 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")


Similarity of adj naif

1 sense of naif

Sense 1
naive (vs. sophisticated), 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")
       => childlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed, simple -- (exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "listened in round-eyed wonder")
       => credulous -- (showing a lack of judgment or experience; "so credulous he believes everything he reads")
       => fleeceable, green, gullible -- (naive and easily deceived or tricked; "at that early age she had been gullible and in love")
       => innocent, ingenuous -- (lacking in sophistication or worldliness; "a child's innocent stare"; "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it")
       => simple-minded -- (lacking subtlety and insight; "a simple-minded argument")
       => unsophisticated, unworldly -- (not wise in the ways of the world; "either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver"; "this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien)
          Also See-> credulous#1; uninformed#1; unworldly#1

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