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Naif   Listen

A naive or inexperienced person.

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"Naif" Quotes from Famous Books

... amazed at the naif simple jealousy that swept over him at the sight. She had danced with Conroy twice already—he ought to be more considerate than to bring the girl into notice that way—a chump like Charlie Conroy, what would he understand of such a nature as Johnnie Consadine's? Before he fully realized ...
— The Power and the Glory • Grace MacGowan Cooke

... II, in 1660, mark one of the most decisive changes in English life and literature. The preceding half century had really been transitional, and during its course, as we have seen, the Elizabethan adventurous energy and half-naif greatness of spirit had more and more disappeared. With the coming of Charles II the various tendencies which had been replacing these forces seemed to crystallize into their almost complete opposites. This ...
— A History of English Literature • Robert Huntington Fletcher

Words linked to "Naif" :   innocent, ingenuous, simple, wide-eyed, unworldly, simple-minded, uninformed, fleeceable, sophisticated, credulous, inexperienced person, naive, childlike, dewy-eyed, unsophisticated, green, round-eyed, gullible

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