Antonyms for naif
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : nah-eef|
|Phonetic Transcription : nɑˈif|
Definition of naifOrigin :
- 1590s, from French naïf, literally "naive" (see naive). As a noun, first attested 1893, from French, where Old French naif also meant "native inhabitant; simpleton, natural fool."
- As in greenhorn : noun inexperienced person
- I was laboriously 'graceful;' and sported my 'naif sensibility' till it was any thing but naif.
- Extract from : « Discipline » by Mary Brunton
- Strange enough, and I confess it with naif delight, I did not feel at all afraid.
- Extract from : « Paris under the Commune » by John Leighton
- Being a lump of simplicity, his sceptism was as naif as his enthusiasm.
- Extract from : « The Cloister and the Hearth » by Charles Reade
- Their naif delight at the varied skill of the riders was most charming to witness.
- Extract from : « Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829. » by Hermann Pckler-Muskau
- Of course you should really go to the theological seminary and establish this naif intuitive mysticism upon a disciplined basis.
- Extract from : « Where the Blue Begins » by Christopher Morley
Synonyms for naif
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