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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (5)

1. marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience;
- Example: "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"
- Example: "the naive assumption that things can only get better"
- Example: "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
[syn: naive, naif]

2. of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style;
- Example: "primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking"
[syn: primitive, naive]

3. inexperienced;

4. lacking information or instruction;
- Example: "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
[syn: uninstructed, unenlightened, naive]

5. not initiated; deficient in relevant experience;
- Example: "it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes"
- Example: "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject"
[syn: uninitiate, uninitiated, naive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

naive \na*ive"\, naive \na*["i]ve"\(n[aum]*[=e]v"), a. [F. na["i]f, fem. na["i]ve, fr. L. nativus innate, natural, native. See Native, and cf. Na["i]f.] 1. Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, na["i]ve manners; a na["i]ve person; na["i]ve and unsophisticated remarks. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a lack of knowledge, judgment, or experience; especially, lacking sophistication in judging the motives of others; credulous; as, a naive belief in the honesty of politicians. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

naive adj 1: 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" [syn: naive, naif] [ant: sophisticated] 2: of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style; "primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking" [syn: primitive, naive] 3: inexperienced 4: lacking information or instruction; "lamentably unenlightened as to the laws" [syn: uninstructed, unenlightened, naive] 5: not initiated; deficient in relevant experience; "it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes"; "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject" [syn: uninitiate, uninitiated, naive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

116 Moby Thesaurus words for "naive": artless, awkward, befoolable, blankminded, bluff, blunt, born yesterday, budding, callow, candid, childlike, confiding, credulous, cullible, deceivable, deludable, dependent, depending, dewy, direct, dumb, dupable, easy, empty, empty-headed, exploitable, foolable, frank, fresh, gauche, green, groping, growing, guileless, gullible, hoaxable, hoodwinkable, humbugable, ignorant, immature, impubic, inane, inexperienced, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, intact, juicy, know-nothing, minor, nescient, new-fledged, open, openhearted, original, outspoken, persuadable, plain, raw, reliant, relying, ripening, sappy, seduceable, simple, simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere, single-hearted, single-minded, soft, strange to, susceptible, tender, tentative, trustful, trusting, trusty, unacquainted, unadult, unaffected, unapprized, unartificial, uncomprehending, unconversant, underage, undeveloped, unenlightened, unfamiliar, unfledged, unformed, unguarded, unilluminated, uninformed, uninitiated, unintelligent, unknowing, unlicked, unmellowed, unposted, unreserved, unripe, unschooled, unseasoned, unsophisticated, unstudied, unsure, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unversed, unwary, vacuous, vernal, victimizable, virginal, without suspicion
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

naive adj. 1. Untutored in the perversities of some particular program or system; one who still tries to do things in an intuitive way, rather than the right way (in really good designs these coincide, but most designs aren't ?really good? in the appropriate sense). This trait is completely unrelated to general maturity or competence, or even competence at any other specific program. It is a sad commentary on the primitive state of computing that the natural opposite of this term is often claimed to be experienced user but is really more like cynical user. 2. Said of an algorithm that doesn't take advantage of some superior but advanced technique, e.g., the bubble sort. It may imply naivete on the part of the programmer, although there are situations where a naive algorithm is preferred, because it is more important to keep the code comprehensible than to go for maximum performance. ?I know the linear search is naive, but in this case the list typically only has half a dozen items.? Compare brute force.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):

naive Untutored in the perversities of some particular program or system; one who still tries to do things in an intuitive way, rather than the right way (in really good designs these coincide, but most designs aren't "really good" in the appropriate sense). This trait is completely unrelated to general maturity or competence or even competence at any other specific program. It is a sad commentary on the primitive state of computing that the natural opposite of this term is often claimed to be "experienced user" but is really more like "cynical user". (1994-11-29)




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