Student Thesaurus

One entry found for naive.
Entry Word: naive
Function: adjective
Text: or naïve
1 lacking in worldly wisdom or informed judgment <a first-time buyer who was so naive that he believed the salesman and paid good money for the rusty and broken-down car>
Synonyms green, ingenuous, innocent, simple, simpleminded, uncritical, unknowing, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, unworldly, wide-eyed
Related Words callow, dewy, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical; believing, credulous, gullible, susceptible, trustful, trusting, unguarded; beguiled, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless
Near Antonyms critical, doubting, incredulous, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, unconvinced; careful, cautious, guarded, leery, wary, watchful; down-to-earth, hardheaded, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, sober
Antonyms cynical, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise
2 free from any intent to deceive or impress others <the young girl gave honest and naive answers to the social worker's questions> -- see GUILELESS
3 readily taken advantage of <we continue to get junk mail because you are naive enough to keep entering these dumb contests> -- see EASY 2