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{adj: adorable, endearing, lovely} lovable especially in a childlike or naive way



{adj: fleeceable, green, gullible} naive and easily deceived or tricked
"at that early age she had been gullible and in love"

{adj: naive, naif} 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"
<-> sophisticated

{adj: naive} inexperienced

{adj: pastel} lacking in body or vigor
"faded pastel charms of the naive music"

{adj: primitive, naive} 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"

{adj: sophisticated} having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
"sophisticated young socialites"
"a sophisticated audience"
"a sophisticated lifestyle"
"a sophisticated book"
<-> naive

{adj: uninitiate, uninitiated, naive} 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"

{adj: uninstructed, unenlightened, naive} lacking information or instruction
"lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"

{adj: winsome} charming in a childlike or naive way

{adv: naively} in a naive manner
"he believed, naively, that she would leave him her money"

{n: boy scout} a man who is considered naive

{n: chaja, Chauna torquata} largest crested screamer; naive to southern Brazil and Argentina

{n: magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception} an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

{n: naif} a naive or inexperienced person

{n: outsider art, self-taught art, vernacular art, naive art, primitive art} a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists

{n: realism, naive realism} (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived


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