• IPA: /naɪˈiv/


  1. Lacking worldly experience, wisdom, or judgement; unsophisticated.
  2. Not having been exposed to something.
    • 2011, Lila Miller, ‎Kate Hurley, Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters
      Animals entering shelters are either (a) immunologically naïve and susceptible to infection and development of disease if exposed to pathogens; (b) already immune […]
  3. (of art) Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.
  4. (computing) Intuitive; designed to follow the way ordinary people approach a problem.
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naive (plural naives)

  1. A naive person; a greenhorn.

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