Synonyms for naive

Synonyms for (adjective) naive

Synonyms: naive, uninitiate, uninitiated

Definition: not initiated; deficient in relevant experience

Usage: it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes; he took part in the experiment as a naive subject

Similar words: inexperienced, inexperient

Definition: lacking practical experience or training


Synonyms: unenlightened, uninstructed, naive

Definition: lacking information or instruction

Usage: lamentably unenlightened as to the laws

Similar words: uninformed

Definition: not informed; lacking in knowledge or information

Usage: the uninformed public


Synonyms: naive

Definition: inexperienced

Similar words: unconditioned, unlearned, innate

Definition: not established by conditioning or learning

Usage: an unconditioned reflex


Synonyms: primitive, naive

Definition: of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style

Usage: primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

Similar words: untrained

Definition: not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training

Usage: an untrained voice; untrained troops; young minds untrained in the habit of concentration


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