NAIF

naive, naif

(adjective) 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”

naif

(noun) a naive or inexperienced person

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

naif (comparative naifer, superlative naifest)

Naive.

Noun

naif (plural naifs)

One who is naive.

Anagrams

• Fain, an if, fain, fina

Source: Wiktionary


Na"ïf` (formerly , a. Etym: [F. naïf. See Naïve.]

1. Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied by jewelers to a precious stone.

2. Naïve; as, a naïf remark. London Spectator.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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