US: /ˌnaɪˈiv/
UK: /na‍ɪˈiːv/

English Vietnamese dictionary

naive /nɑ:'i:v/ (naive) /neiv/
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Advanced English dictionary

(also naive) + adjective
1 (disapproving) lacking experience of life, knowledge or good judgement and willing to believe that people always tell you the truth: a naive question / remark + to be politically naive + I can't believe you were so naive as to trust him! + It would be naive of us to think that football is only a game.
2 (approving) (of people and their behaviour) innocent and simple: Their approach to life is refreshingly naive.
naively (also naively) adverb: I naively assumed that I would be paid for the work.
naivety (also naivety) noun [U]: They laughed at the naivety of his suggestion. + She has lost none of her naivety. + His work is a curious blend of sophistication and naivety.

Thesaurus dictionary

naive or naïf, ingenuous, innocent, credulous, childlike, born yesterday, unaffected, unsophisticated, inexperienced, green, unworldly, unsuspecting, unenlightened, unsuspicious, trusting, trustful, gullible, artless, guileless, simple, simplistic, simple-minded, unpretentious, unpretending, candid, natural:
Is Chatterley naïve enough to believe that the gamekeeper's meetings with his wife were to discuss fox-hunting?

Collocation dictionary


appear, be, prove, seem, sound | regard sth as
He regarded the move as politically naive.


extremely, incredibly, very | a bit, fairly, a little, rather, slightly, somewhat | politically

Concise English dictionary

naïvenɑ'ɪːv /naɪ'ɪːv
+marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
+of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
+lacking information or instruction
+not initiated; deficient in relevant experience