Synonyms and Antonyms of naiveness
1 readiness to believe the claims of others without sufficient evidence I can't believe the naiveness of people who don't realize there's always some catch to so-called free offers Synonyms of naiveness credulousness, gullibility, credulity, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), simplenessWords Related to naiveness artlessness, simplicity, unsophistication, unwariness, unworldliness; belief, credibility, faith, trustNear Antonyms of naiveness sophistication, worldliness; distrust, misdoubt, mistrust, suspicion, suspiciousness, wariness; doubt, uncertaintyAntonyms of naiveness incredulity, skepticism
2 the quality or state of being simple and sincere the innate naiveness of young children is one of their most endearing qualities Synonyms of naiveness artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naïveté, naivety (also naïvety) [chiefly British], naturalness, simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness, viridityWords Related to naiveness candor, frankness, genuineness, honesty, openness, sincerity, straightforwardness, unaffectedness, unpretentiousness; callowness, childishness, coltishness, inexperience, rawness; insularity, parochialism, provincialism; carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness; ignorance, obliviousness, unawareness; credulity, credulousness, gullibility, impressionability; idealism, impracticality, optimismNear Antonyms of naiveness affectedness, artificiality, pretentiousness; deviousness, dishonesty, insincerity; disbelief, doubtfulness, incredulity, suspiciousness; carefulness, caution, street smarts, wariness; pessimism, skepticism; maturityAntonyms of naiveness artfulness, cynicism, knowingness, sophistication, worldliness
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