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naive

na·ive [or] na·´ve

naive [or] naïve

 
 
pronunciation:
na iv [or] naI iv
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: simple, natural, and unsophisticated; lacking in suspicion.
Because children are naive, it is both easy and wrong to take advantage of them.
synonyms:
simple-hearted, unsophisticated, unworldly
antonyms:
cagey, canny, savvy, sophisticated, wary, worldly
similar words:
childlike, gullible, ingenuous, innocent, natural, simple, trusting, unaffected, unassuming
definition 2: lacking or marked by a lack of knowledge, experience, or realistic judgment.
It was naive to think that the war could be won in just a few months.I was naive when I entered this business, but I learned quickly how fierce the people in it can be.
synonyms:
callow, green, raw, unsophisticated, unwise
antonyms:
calculating, canny, savvy, smart, sophisticated, worldly
similar words:
foolish, immature, simple, unrefined, unworldly, young
derivations: na´vely (adv.), naively (adv.)