English adjective: naive
|1.||naive marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience|
|Samples||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.
|Similar||childlike, credulous, dewy-eyed, fleeceable, green, gullible, ingenuous, innocent, round-eyed, simple, simple-minded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed|
|See also||credulous, uninformed, unworldly|
|2.||naive of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style|
|Samples||Primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking.|
|Domain category||beaux arts, fine arts|
|Similar||innate, unconditioned, unlearned|
|4.||naive lacking information or instruction|
|Samples||Lamentably unenlightened as to the laws.|
|5.||naive not initiated; deficient in relevant experience|
|Samples||It seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes.|
He took part in the experiment as a naive subject.