|1.||[ adjective ] marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience|
"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature so eager to believe appearances"
|Related terms:||sophisticated childlike childlike simple-minded fleeceable innocent ignorant unsophisticated credulous unworldly uninformed credulous|
|2.||[ adjective ] lacking experience of life|
|Synonyms:||inexperienced unsophisticated callow|
"a callow youth of seventeen"
|3.||[ adjective ] lacking sophistication|