Synonyms for naif

Synonyms for (noun) naif

Synonyms: naif

Definition: a naive or inexperienced person

Similar words: inexperienced person, innocent

Definition: a person who lacks knowledge of evil

Synonyms for (adjective) naif

Synonyms: naif, naive

Definition: marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

Usage: 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 words: dewy-eyed, simple, round-eyed, wide-eyed, childlike

Definition: exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

Usage: childlike trust; dewy-eyed innocence; listened in round-eyed wonder


Similar words: credulous

Definition: showing a lack of judgment or experience

Usage: so credulous he believes everything he reads


Similar words: fleeceable, green, gullible

Definition: naive and easily deceived or tricked

Usage: at that early age she had been gullible and in love


Similar words: ingenuous, innocent

Definition: lacking in sophistication or worldliness

Usage: a child's innocent stare; his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it


Similar words: simple-minded

Definition: lacking subtlety and insight

Usage: a simple-minded argument


Similar words: unsophisticated, unworldly

Definition: not wise in the ways of the world

Usage: either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver; this helplessly unworldly woman- Kate O'Brien