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Meaning of NAIF

Pronunciation:  nâ'eef

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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 with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
 

NAIF is a 4 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: childlike, credulous, dewy-eyed, fleeceable, green, gullible, ignorant, inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, naive, simple, simple-minded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed
 
 Antonyms: sophisticated
 
 See Also: uninformed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Na"["i]f`\ (?; formerly ?), a. [F. na["i]f. See
{Na["i]ve}.]
1. Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied
   by jewelers to a precious stone.

2. Na["i]ve; as, a na["i]f remark. --London Spectator.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: babe, boob, child, child of nature, chump, cinch, credulous person, cull, dove, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, fall guy, fish, fool, gobe-mouches, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gudgeon, gull, hick, infant, ingenue, innocent, lamb, leadpipe cinch, lout, mere child, monkey, noble savage, oaf, patsy, pigeon, plaything, prize sap, pushover, rube, sap, saphead, schlemiel, simple soul, sitting duck, stooge, sucker, toy, trusting soul, unsophisticate, victim, yokel
 

 

 

 

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