1. 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

Similar word(s): credulous, uninformed, childlike, simple, credulous, fleeceable, green, gullible, ingenuous, innocent, unsophisticated, unworldly, unworldly, naif

2. of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style

Similar word(s): untrained, primitive

3. inexperienced

Similar word(s): innate, unconditioned, unlearned

4. lacking information or instruction

Similar word(s): uninformed, unenlightened, uninstructed

5. not initiated; deficient in relevant experience

- he took part in the experiment as a naive subject

Similar word(s): inexperienced, inexperient, uninitiate, uninitiated

Sentences with naive as an adjective:

- Surely you're not naive enough to believe adverts!

- I've always liked the naive way in which he ignores all the background detail.