Definition of naif:
green, wide-eyed, innocent, ignorant, simple-minded, childlike, primitive, inexperienced, credulous, unenlightened, ingenuous, uninitiated, dewy-eyed, uninitiate, simple, unsophisticated, unworldly, uninstructed, naive, gullible, fleeceable.
- "The British Barbarians", Grant Allen.
Indeed, she felt herself in one respect his superior, for his confidence in Sarah Gailey's housewifely skill, his conviction that it was unique and would be irreplaceable, struck her as somewhat naif, as being yet another example of the absurd family pride which she and her mother had often noticed in the Five Towns.- "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
Where all is so splendidly beautiful, so deeply erudite, or so tenderly naif, choice is difficult; but at all events, here are a few of the priceless gems with which the Dark Ages have endowed a scornful after- world.- "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.