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Adjective
/nīˈēv/,
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naiver, comparative; naïver, comparative; naïvest, superlative; naivest, superlative;
  1. (of a person or action) Showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment
    • - the rather naive young man had been totally misled
  2. (of a person) Natural and unaffected; innocent
    • - Andy had a sweet, naive look when he smiled
  3. Of or denoting art produced in a straightforward style that deliberately rejects sophisticated artistic techniques and has a bold directness resembling a child's work, typically in bright colors with little or no perspective


  1. 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"
  2. primitive: 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"
  3. inexperienced
  4. uninstructed: lacking information or instruction; "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
  5. uninitiate: 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"
  6. (naively) in a naive manner; "he believed, naively, that she would leave him her money"
  7. (naiveness) naivete: lack of sophistication or worldliness
  8. Naïve (sometimes spelled naive) is a French loanword (adjective, form of naïf) indicating having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication; in early use, it meant natural or innocent, and did not connote ineptitude. ...
  9. Naive is the third and last album of synthpop/post-punk band Dalek I Love You, that time also credited as Dalek I, as in the 1980 debut album Compass Kumpas. It was released only on cassette by Alan Gill's own label, Bop a Dub, in May 1986 . ...
  10. Naïve is industrial rock group KMFDM's fifth album, released in 1990. It was recorded in Hamburg, Germany upon KMFDM's return from their first visit to America and subsequent tour with Ministry. It was also the first record that they released after signing directly to Wax Trax! Records.
  11. Naive is Micky & the Motorcars' fourth album. It was released in the summer of 2008. It was produced by David Abeyta and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly. Songwriting credits include Willy Braun, Randy Rogers, and Kevin Welch among others.
  12. "Naïve" is a song by English indie rock band The Kooks and is featured on their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out. It was released 27 March 2006 as the fourth single from that album, charting at number five on the UK Singles Chart. ...
  13. Alternative spelling of naive
  14. Lacking experience, wisdom, or judgement; Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques
  15. (naïveness) A quality of being naïve; naïveté
  16. (naïvely) in an unaffectedly, or sometimes foolishly, simple manner; artlessly.
  17. when referring to cells of the immune system, ones that have not been subjected to antigenic stimuli, and are therefore undifferentiated or immature.
  18. Primitive or popular, in the sense given those terms of an ability to communicate in time and space more readily than other types of literature.
  19. a naive, ingenuous, trusting, innocent, unsophisticated; n simpleton
  20. Previously unexposed and therefore succeptable to a disease.
  21. a man or woman lacking experience, understanding or sophistication. In French, it only refers to the last two and often has a pejorative connotation, as in gullible. Also, naïve can be used only for women; naïf is used for men.
  22. (adj.): simple, innocent, artless, not clever
  23. showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; natural and unaffected, innocent (page 189)
  24. lacking sophistication, simple
  25. deficient in worldly wisdom; naive people lack experience of life and tend to trust other people and believe things too easily