Synonyms for Naive:
honest, plain, callow, undisguised, artless, straightforward, downright, Unartful, uncalculating, undeceiving, genuine, frank, unaffected, candid, broad, undeceitful, outgoing, un-artificial, direct, overt, unsophisticated, sincere, unpretentious, unrestrained, Plain-spoken, ingenuous, blunt, open, trusting, undeceptive, Unbeguiling, natural.
•childlike, trusting (adjective)
candid, unsophisticated, ignorant, credulous, innocuous, spontaneous, fresh, unaffected, impulsive, instinctive, natural, simple, forthright, unschooled, plain, simple-minded, artless, unworldly, wide-eyed, ingenuous, unjaded, harmless, unpretentious, confiding, open, original, sincere, unsuspecting, callow, untaught, unsuspicious, gullible, frank, green, jejune, countrified, innocent.
unschooled, uneducated, untaught.
guiltless, unsophisticated, childlike, untarnished, spotless, unblemished, untainted, virginal, pure-hearted, dewy-eyed, angelic, innocuous, white, innocent, snowy, blameless, chaste, unspotted.
n.uneducated, unskilled, unqualified, be unused to (doing) something, illiterate, untried. gullibility, unstudied, an easy target, Deluded, credulity. babe, knowledge, babe in the woods, child. •ingenuous (noun)
unfeigned, forthright, confiding, spontaneous, untrained, jejune, harmless, untaught, unschooled, fanciful, uncomplicated, provincial, unpretentious, unpolished, unjaded, easily imposed upon, impulsive, childish, fresh, unsuspecting, romantic, instinctive, countrified, rustic, boorish, original, unsuspicious.
fleeceable, unsophisticated, childlike, callow, innocent, dewy-eyed, artless, simple, inexperienced, credulous, unworldly, immature, green, ingenuous, simple-minded, wide-eyed, naif, gullible, ignorant.
gullibility, exploitable, uneducated, credulity, Deluded, illiterate, harmless, untried, Dupable, childish. babe, unstudied, untrained, unqualified. unskilled. child. easy. •gullible
•Other relevant words:
credulous, impulsive, fanciful, unskilled, green, unsuspicious, easy, gullibility, untried, susceptible, unstudied, credulity, illiterate, unfeigned, jejune, childish, naif, spontaneous, original, unpolished, unsuspecting, babe, unjaded, ignorant, inexperienced, romantic, fresh, dewy-eyed, uncomplicated, simple, babe in the woods, Deluded, untaught, gullible, unschooled, child, knowledge, harmless, unpretentious, rustic, exploitable, countrified, instinctive, immature, simple-minded, unworldly, uneducated, unqualified, wide-eyed, boorish, confiding, fleeceable, Dupable, provincial, untrained, forthright.
Usage examples for naive
Among the motives for this change those which corresponded to the naive materialistic superstition of the time may have been the most influential, yet there were other motives also which touched the very essence of the matter. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
Such appreciation is to aesthetic criticism as the sentimental to the naive poet in Schiller's famous antithesis. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer