If someone describes you as naive should you be pleased or insulted?
I thought it might be worthwhile referring to the dictionary for the definition and synonyms.
I’ve emboldened those terms which lead me to believe that, on balance, it’s a compliment.
The scorecard reads 25 positive against 22 negative.
Perhaps we need more naive people in the world?
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: childlike, trusting
Synonyms: aboveboard, artless, callow, candid, confiding, countrified, credulous, forthright, frank, fresh, green*, guileless, gullible, harmless, ignorant, impulsive, ingenuous, innocent, innocuous, instinctive, jejune, lamb, like a babe in the woods, natural, open, original, patsy, plain, simple, simple-minded, sincere, spontaneous, square, sucker, unaffected, unjaded, unpretentious, unschooled, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, untaught, unworldly, virgin, wide-eyed.