What does naif mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. naif(adj)

    a naive or inexperienced person

  2. naive, naif(adj)

    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"


  1. naif(Noun)

    One who is naive.

  2. naif(Adjective)


  3. Origin: From naïf.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naif(adj)

    having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied by jewelers to a precious stone

  2. Naif(adj)

    naive; as, a naif remark

  3. Origin: [F. naf. See Nave.]


  1. Naif

    Dubai Metro construction near Baniyas Square, Naif Naif is a locality in Deira side of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a commercial and residential locality. Considering the nearby localities, Naif is larger in size. It is one of the oldest localities. The residents of this locality are mainly South Asians. Naif has the second-highest population density of all communities in Dubai.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Naïf

    nä-ēf′, Naïve, nä-ēv′, adj. with natural or unaffected simplicity, esp. in thought, manners, or speech: artless: ingenuous.—adv. Naïve′ly.—n. Naïveté (nä-ēv-tā′), natural simplicity and unreservedness of thought, manner, or speech. [Fr. naïf, fem, naïve—L. nativus, native—nasci, natus, to be born.]

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Anagrams for naif »

  1. an if, fain


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of naif in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of naif in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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