Antonyms for naïve
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : nah-eev|
|Phonetic Transcription : nɑˈiv|
Definition of naïveOrigin :
- 1650s, "natural, simple, artless," from French naïve, fem. of naïf, from Old French naif "naive, natural, genuine; just born; foolish, innocent; unspoiled, unworked" (13c.), from Latin nativus "not artificial," also "native, rustic," literally "born, innate, natural" (see native (adj.)). Related: Naively.
- As in girlish : adj juvenile
- As in uninitiated : adj uninformed
- As in born yesterday : adj new
- She raised her blue eyes toward the ceiling in a naive rapture.
- Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
- A fellow of some innocence in his naive duplicity, but none the less dangerous.
- Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
- At this naive statement, the sheepman could not restrain a smile.
- Extract from : « Hidden Water » by Dane Coolidge
- Not that I should advise you to imitate this naive way out of a difficulty.
- Extract from : « Wood-Carving » by George Jack
- Some of the forms it assumes are simple and naive, like feudal rights.
- Extract from : « Sophisms of the Protectionists » by Frederic Bastiat
- This wonderful gift was presented in the most naive way imaginable.
- Extract from : « Lucretia Borgia » by Ferdinand Gregorovius
- "And what a good idea," was Paganel's naive rejoinder to her exclamation.
- Extract from : « In Search of the Castaways » by Jules Verne
- She looked about her with the naive curiosity I remembered so well.
- Extract from : « My Antonia » by Willa Cather
- It was the exact tone of a young baby, a naive and innocent cry.
- Extract from : « Little Brothers of the Air » by Olive Thorne Miller
- Yet he was not quite prepared for the naive change in his companion's face.
- Extract from : « Sally Dows and Other Stories » by Bret Harte
Synonyms for naïve
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