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naive (adj.)

1650s, "natural, simple, unsophisticated, artless," from French naïve, fem. of naïf, from Old French naif "naive, natural, genuine; just born; foolish, innocent; unspoiled, unworked" (13c.), from Latin nativus "not artificial," also "native, rustic," literally "born, innate, natural" (see native (adj.)). In philosophy, "unreflecting, uncritical" (1895), used of non-philosophers. Related: Naively.

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Definitions of naive from WordNet

naive (adj.)
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
Synonyms: naif
naive (adj.)
of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style;
Synonyms: primitive
naive (adj.)
inexperienced;
naive (adj.)
lacking information or instruction;
Synonyms: uninstructed / unenlightened
naive (adj.)
not initiated; deficient in relevant experience;
he took part in the experiment as a naive subject
Synonyms: uninitiate / uninitiated
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