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[na͡ɪˈiːv], [na‍ɪˈiːv], [n_aɪ_ˈiː_v]

Synonyms for Naive:

artless (adjective)

artless, blunt, broad, callow, candid, direct, downright, frank, genuine, honest, ingenuous, natural, open, outgoing, overt, plain, plain-spoken, sincere, straightforward, trusting, un-artificial, unaffected, unartful, unbeguiling, uncalculating, undeceitful, undeceiving, undeceptive, undisguised, unrestrained, unsophisticated.

innocent (adjective)

angelic, blameless, chaste, childlike, guiltless, innocent, innocuous, pure-hearted, snowy, spotless, unblemished, unspotted, untainted, untarnished, virginal, white.

Other synonyms and related words:

Undesigning, aboveboard, archaic, armchair, aw-shucks, awkward, babe, babe in the woods, babyish, befoolable, believing, benighted, blankminded, bluff, boorish, born yesterday, budding, bumpkinly, careless, child, childish, churlish, confiding, conventional, countrified, credulity, credulous, crude, cullible, cushion-witted, daft, deceivable, deludable, deluded, dependent, depending, dewy, dewy-eyed, dry, dumb, dupable, easy, empty, empty-headed, exploitable, extraterrestrial, fair, fanciful, fledgling, fleeceable, fond, foolable, foolish, foolishly simple, forthright, frank-hearted, fresh, gauche, girlish, green, groping, growing, guileless, gullibility, gullible, harmless, hick, hoaxable, hoodwinkable, humbugable, ignorant, ill-considered, illiterate, imbecile, immature, impartial, impressionable, impubic, impulsive, inane, inartificial, incapable, indiscreet, inexperienced, inexperient, infantile, ingenu, ingénue, innate, innocence, instinctive, intact, jejune, juicy, juvenile, kiddish, know-nothing, knowledge, lacking complexity, lacking sophistication, lacking worldliness, lain, lamb, lay, like a babe in the woods, lowbrow, minor, naif, native, nescient, new-fledged, not difficult, not sensible, obvious, open as day, open-hearted, openhearted, original, outspoken, patsy, persuadable, plainspoken, primitive, provincial, puerile, pure, raw, real, reliant, relying, ripening, romantic, rough-and-ready, rough-hewn, round-eyed, rude, rustic, sappy, scholar, seduceable, silly, simple, simple-hearted, simple-minded, simplehearted, simpleminded, simplistic, single-hearted, single-minded, soft, sophomoric, spontaneous, square, straight-from-the-shoulder, straight-out, straight-shooting, strange to, susceptible, tender, tentative, thick-witted, transparent, true, trustful, trustingly innocent, trusty, truthful, unacquainted, unacquainted with, unadult, unapprized, unartificial, unbiased, uncomplicated, uncomprehending, unconditioned, unconversant, uncritical, uncultivated, underage, undeveloped, uneducated, unenlightened, unfamiliar, unfeigned, unfledged, unformed, unguarded, unhabituated, unilluminated, uninformed, uninitiate, uninitiated, uninstructed, unintelligent, unjaded, unknowing, unknowledgeable, unlearned, unlicked, unmellowed, unoffensive, unpolished, unposted, unpracticed, unprejudiced, unpretending, unpretentious, unproblematic, unqualified, unquestioning, unrealistic, unreserved, unripe, unscholarly, unschooled, unseasoned, unskilled, unstudied, unsure, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, untaught, untrained, untried, untutored, unversed, unwary, unwise, unwitting, unworldly, vacuous, vernal, very unsophisticated, victimizable, wide-eyed, wise, without suspicion, young, your animal.

Rhymes for Naive:

  1. heave, eve, peeve, sleeve, greave, reave, leave, cleave, grieve, weave;
  2. conceive, believe, achieve, aggrieve, receive, perceive, retrieve, relieve, aleve, reprieve, deceive, geneve;
  3. interweave, misperceive, misconceive, disbelieve;

Quotes for Naive:

  1. It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our income security problems simply because the roles of the federal and provincial governments in the area of skills training have been clarified. Kim Campbell.
  2. I didn't actually realise what apartheid meant. I'm probably a bit naive but I thought it was more of a vague segregation, like on the beaches and buses. John Deacon.
  3. "Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant, like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls. Craig Shirley.