Student Thesaurus

One entry found for naïveté.
Entry Word: naïveté
Function: noun
Text: also naivete
1 the quality or state of being simple and sincere <her naïveté led her to leave her new bike outside the mall unchained while she shopped>
Synonyms artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naturalness, simpleness, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness
Related Words candor, frankness, genuineness, honesty, openness, sincerity, straightforwardness; callowness, childishness, inexperience, rawness; carelessness, heedlessness; ignorance, obliviousness, unawareness; credulity, credulousness, gullibility; idealism, impracticality, optimism
Near Antonyms affectedness, artificiality, pretentiousness; deviousness, dishonesty, insincerity; disbelief, doubtfulness, incredulity, suspiciousness; carefulness, caution, wariness; pessimism, skepticism; maturity
Antonyms artfulness, cynicism, sophistication, worldliness
2 readiness to believe the claims of others without sufficient evidence <though he was streetwise, the investigative reporter assumed an air of naïveté when he was interviewing confidence men, charlatans, counterfeiters, and other assorted swindlers of the general public> -- see CREDULITY