What is another word for naiveness?

24 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ na͡ɪˈiːvnəs], [ na‍ɪˈiːvnəs], [ n_aɪ_ˈiː_v_n_ə_s]

Naiveness is a word that refers to a lack of experience, wisdom or sophistication in social and cultural matters. It can also mean a lack of knowledge about the ways of the world. Some synonyms for naiveness include innocence, simplicity, ignorance, inexperience, greenness, unsophistication, and naivety. These words all describe a person who lacks knowledge or experience in a particular area. Other related words to naiveness include gullibility, credulity, and ingenuousness, which all describe a tendency to believe or trust anything. While naiveness can be charming and endearing, it can also leave one vulnerable to exploitation, deceit, and manipulation.

What are the hypernyms for Naiveness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Naiveness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for naiveness (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for naiveness?

Naiveness can be defined as the state of being innocent, inexperienced or simple. Its antonyms, on the other hand, are words that express opposite meaning to it. Sophistication, worldliness, expertise, astuteness, and cynicism are some of the antonyms to naiveness. Someone who is sophisticated has acquired worldly knowledge and has slick, refined tastes. Worldliness indicates a keen awareness of the ways of the world and a deep understanding of the complexities of human nature. Expertise denotes the possession of expert knowledge or skill in a particular field. Astuteness refers to shrewdness in analyzing people and situations. Finally, Cynicism indicates a belief that people are motivated purely by self-interest, mistrust, or contempt for human nature.

Usage examples for Naiveness

The least unhappy are those who approximate the naiveness of the beasts and who never attempt what is beyond men.
"Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed."
S. A. Reilly

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