- Marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience.
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: naif
- Of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style.
- usage: "primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking"
- synonyms: primitive
- Lacking information or instruction.
- usage: "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
- Not initiated; deficient in relevant experience.
- usage: "it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes"; "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject"
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