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Sceptical vs. Naive

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Scepticaladjective

standard spelling of skeptical

Naiveadjective

Lacking worldly experience, wisdom, or judgement; unsophisticated.

Scepticaladjective

marked by or given to doubt;

‘a skeptical attitude’; ‘a skeptical listener’;

Naiveadjective

Not having been exposed to something.

Scepticaladjective

denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion;

‘a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles’;

Naiveadjective

(of art) Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.

Naiveadjective

Intuitive; designed to follow the way ordinary people approach a problem.

Naivenoun

A naive person; a greenhorn.

Naiveadjective

Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, naïve manners; a naïve person; naïve and unsophisticated remarks.

Naiveadjective

Having a lack of knowledge, judgment, or experience; especially, lacking sophistication in judging the motives of others; credulous; as, a naive belief in the honesty of politicians.

Naiveadjective

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’;

Naiveadjective

lacking experience of life;

‘a callow youth of seventeen’;

Naiveadjective

lacking sophistication

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